After one of the most reckoned T20 leagues got postponed in early in May, another T20 league has been postponed. The Indian Premier League was postponed after a number of players from the franchises tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in suspension of the league.
TNPL postponed indefinitely
The 2021 edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League has been reportedly postponed until further notice. The T20 league was set to commence on June 2 with a total of 28 group stage matches, followed by the knockout stage.
A total of eight teams were said to be a part of this one-month long tournament, with the finals scheduled to take place on July 4 at the SCF Cricket Ground in Salem.
Notably, the state of Tamil Nadu is going through COVID crisis and is under lockdown, which led to postponement of the tournament. However, the Chief Executive Officer of the Tamil Nadu Premier League stated that once the state lockdown is eased the authorities will think and take a call on rescheduling the tournament.
“There is a lockdown effect in Tamil Nadu now. So, once we have an idea in terms of when it is going to be relaxed, only then we can take a call. Since we do not have clarity on when the restrictions will be eased, we have postponed the tournament. We were supposed to start the tournament on June 4,” he told InsideSport.