The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League came to a tame end as the tournament was postponed midway after multiple cases of COVID-19 inside the bubble. Rajasthan Royals now have revealed what was it like when they got to know that the IPL has been postponed. The franchise took to Twitter and posted a video where the RR support staff revealed the atmosphere around the camp, terming the situation as ‘complete chaos’.
“It was complete chaos for the next three to four hours. Before any state borders are closed for the domestic players. The challenge was with the international guys on how they are going to go back because India was put on the red list (due to rising Covid cases),” Arjun Dev, Rajasthan Royals Team Coordinator, said.
What happened when the @IPL was suspended? 💭
Hear it from the team, behind the team. 👇 pic.twitter.com/VQhUzsu0tN
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 8, 2021
The franchise further said the decision to postpone the tournament was a wise move, adding that the BCCI provided charter flights for players to reach home.
“The BCCI took a decision (to postpone IPL) because the situation is going out of control and before it gets worse, they took this wise decision and I am with them,” the RR team manager said.
“It took us an hour to figure out who is doing what, who will handle the domestic flights and who will take care of the overseas players. I want to mention that the BCCI did a great job by arranging some charters and everything,” he added.
The franchise yesterday announced that most of their players have safely reached their homes.
Rajasthan Royals also sent their condolence to Chetan Sakariya who lost his father today. Sakariya’s father was battling COVID-19 and passed away in the morning. The franchise said that they are in touch with Chetan and will provide all possible support to him and his family.
It pains us so much to confirm that Mr Kanjibhai Sakariya lost his battle with Covid-19 earlier today. We’re in touch with Chetan and will provide all possible support to him and his family in this difficult time.