Mumbai Domestic T20 League Postponed Due to COVID-19 Surge
Recently the BCCI has faced criticism for hosting the IPL under such trying times in India.
Even the BCCI has given the go-ahead for states to hold their own T20 leagues this year after IPL 2021, the Mumbai Cricket Association has opted out.
The Mumbai cricket association explained that their decision was down to the situation of the second covid wave. The MCA also added that it was their way reducing the load on the state machinery.
"In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country and keeping in mind the safety and interests of all the stakeholders involved, the Mumbai Cricket Association has decided to defer the conduct of the third edition of the T20 Mumbai League till further notice," MCA said in a media release.
The Mumbai Cricket Association President Vijay Patil and Chairman Milind Navrekar said in a statement on Thursday, “In the view of the current situation, President Vijay Patil ji and I, in my capacity as the Chairman, have taken the decision to not conduct the T20 Mumbai League till further notice. This is our way to reduce load on the state machinery and also making sure everyone is safe.
Recently the BCCI has faced criticism for hosting the IPL under such trying times in India while some Australian players exited the tournament as well.
While the BCCI are confident of going through with the IPL successfully, they have postponed the Women’s T20 Challenge this year as well.
Mumbai remember finished as champions of the Vijay Hazare Trophy before IPL 2021 kicked off.
The first and second edition of the T20 Mumbai League was successfully conducted, while the event did not take place in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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