RCB captain Virat Kohli reaches home safely after IPL 2021's suspension - see pics
Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has reached his home safely after the suspension of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Kohli, who was in Ahmedabad along with other members of his team, was scheduled to lead RCB in their previous fixture on Monday (May 3).However, the RCB-KKR tie was rescheduled after Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID-19. A day later, the number of COVID-19 cases increased to 7, which led to the BCCI suspending the league. Since there are no restrictions on travelling in India, the Indian players will face no issues in flying to their homes. Check out Kohli's pics -A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani)Amit Mishra, Wriddhiman Saha, CSK's batting coach Michael Hussey are among those who have contracted the virus. They will only be allowed to leave the bubble after they clear rounds of testing.The other Indian players can leave their camps soon. As far as foreign players are concerned, barring Aussies, no overseas player should face any travelling issue. Though they will have to serve the mandatory isolation period once they reach their respective countries.Shakib al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will have to travel to Bangladesh by road. Bangladesh has suspended flights from India.The Indian players will spend the next few weeks at home before flying to England for the World Test Championship final, against New Zealand, and the Test series against the hosts. Now that IPL 2021 has been suspended, the BCCI might announce the Test squad sooner than expected. Hanuma Vihari is playing county cricket for Warwickshire and is already in England.When will IPL 2021 resume?The BCCI has confirmed that the IPL is suspended and not cancelled. Hence, the board hopes to stage the remainder of 31 matches. Speaking to News18, IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel has hinted that the tournament might resume before or after the T20 World Cup. The ICC event is slated to take place in India later in the year.