Streaming issues? Report here
Sara-Jayne King Sara-Jayne King
Weekend Breakfast with Sara-Jayne King
06:00 - 10:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: An Hour With a Special Guest on Just the Hits
See full line-up
Weekend Breakfast with Sara-Jayne King
06:00 - 10:00
Home
arrow_forward
Sport

Indian Premier League suspended: 'A frantic, chaotic situation'

4 May 2021 1:02 PM
Tags:
Cricket
IPL
Indian Premier League
Mandy Wiener
Stuart Hess
midday report
2021 Indian Premier League
Covid-19 in India

The world’s richest cricket tournament is sending its players home. Mandy Wiener interviews cricket writer Stuart Hess.

The Indian Premier League has been suspended.

The world’s richest cricket tournament is sending its players home as India buckles under the world’s worst outbreak of Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have decided to postpone the 2021 IPL season with immediate effect. © Allan Swart/123rf

RELATED: South African Chris Morris becomes the world’s richest cricketer


India is scheduled to host the Twenty20 World Cup in October and November.

The IPL has been running since early April, despite the country’s healthcare system being overwhelmed by a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

"These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times," a statement from the IPL organisers read.


RELATED: 'I don’t know anybody in India who hasn’t lost a close family member'


Mandy Wiener interviewed Stuart Hess, a cricket writer at The Star.

… 11 South African players and a couple of coaches… a frantic, chaotic situation… A logistical problem for Cricket South Africa…

Stuart Hess, cricket writer - The Star

Listen to the interview in the audio below.




4 May 2021 1:02 PM
Tags:
Cricket
IPL
Indian Premier League
Mandy Wiener
Stuart Hess
midday report
2021 Indian Premier League
Covid-19 in India

More from Covid-19 coronavirus explained

Rich nations eye end of pandemic – while it rages on in poorer countries

6 May 2021 11:05 AM

“The pandemic is at a fearsome stage,” warns Dr. David Nabarro, Special Envoy on Covid-19 for the World Health Organisation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

US backs proposal to waive vaccine patents 'in service of ending this pandemic'

6 May 2021 8:56 AM

Refilwe Moloto interviews Brooks Spector, a US foreign policy expert and associate editor at Daily Maverick.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Lockdown made us fat and lazy - Pharma Dynamics survey

5 May 2021 1:09 PM

Almost half of the respondents gained weight during the lockdown. Many Wiener interviews Nicole Jennings of Pharma Dynamics.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

'They are quarantined onboard the vessel. I’m confident it's contained'

5 May 2021 12:27 PM

A ship from India has been quarantined in Durban after its crew tested positive for Covid-19, says Moshe Motlohi (Port of Durban).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

'We’re not vaccinating – a 3rd wave of Covid-19 infections is thus inevitable'

5 May 2021 8:54 AM

"The vaccines aren't out there. We’re going to get it," says Dr Jody Boffa. "We’re facing a bleak winter," concurs Fatima Hassan.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

How to encourage more over-60s to register for a Covid-19 vaccine

4 May 2021 5:13 PM

"The most important thing is education by people that you trust," says persuasion scientist Ian Rheeder.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Go to work sick, and get fired without warning – Labour Court

4 May 2021 3:41 PM

Going to work after a positive Covid-19 test will get you fired. Africa Melane interviews Kim Heres.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

'I don’t know anybody in India who hasn’t lost a close family member'

4 May 2021 12:08 PM

"The situation is dire," says Sameer Dossani. "We’re seeing whole families getting it."

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Getting ready for mass-vaccinations on 17 May: 'We’re in a race against time'

4 May 2021 10:43 AM

Big hospitals seem ready, but there is a lack of awareness of how to register for vaccination, says DA MP Siviwe Gwarube.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

1 in 7 UK shops stand empty: 'It’s shocking!'

30 April 2021 2:11 PM

"One in five retail stores in Northeast of England is now vacant," laments UK correspondent Gavin Grey.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward