You may have to wait to find out if your bet on the 2021 IPL is a winner or a loser. The league has decided to suspend the rest of the season due to the ongoing health crisis. Despite a multi-layered approach to prevention, players were unable to avoid contraction. This means that whilst online betting sites in India like Bet365 still offer odds on the 2021 IPL, it is, for the time being in abeyance. The question thus is; just how long will we need wait before play resumes?
“The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and other participants.” The IPL statement was direct. This is no time for equivocation. India faces grave times. Everyone bet on the 2021 IPL having the ability to remain aloof, apart, protected. They were wrong. Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier may just be the tip of the iceberg. So after taking every precaution the league finds itself having to take no chances. Hence the suspension.
“These are difficult times. Especially in India. While we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended.” The statement continued. This will of course disappoint many fans. They bet on the 2021 IPL continuing despite the crisis. After all, they’re holding it in isolation. Sadly, as those who like to bet on sports in India will now become painfully aware of, it didn’t work. So for the time being the tournament is all off.
Crisis Breaks Through Cricket’s Caution
“Everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times.” The statement was adamant. ”The BCCI will do everything in its power to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.” Of course, that will prove more complex for some than for others. Australia recently refused to allow anyone returning home from India into their own country. So don’t bet on the 2021 IPL players all getting home in a hurry. That won’t happen.
Bet On The 2021 IPL
- Chennai Super Kings – 5/2
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – 3/1
- Mumbai Indians 7/2
- Delhi Capitals – 7/2
- Kolkata Knight Riders – 14/1
- Punjab Kings – 22/1
- Rajasthan Royals – 250/1
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – 300/1
- See more stats at bet365…
Unfortunately, this will have a knock-on effect. Many players may find returning to India an unattractive proposition unless the crisis has entirely abated. So, you may find that bet on T20 cricket takes quite a while. Anyone placing a bet on the 2021 IPL at online betting sites in India like Bet365 will need patience. These things take time. Likewise, other contests around the world will also need to address their safety protocols. Indeed some will need to change venues entirely.
Your Bet On The 2021 IPL Could Face Postponement
For instance, you can pretty much bet on the T20 World Cup moving somewhere else. Given the level of crisis in India and the pattern seen throughout the world, it would seem unlikely they can host the contest in October. So as well as endangering your bet on the 2021 IPL this suspension is likely effect your other cricket bets. Sure, the odds on The Hundred going ahead look good, but a new wave could wash that out. Cricketing authorities unlikely to want to take many risks now.
“We will find a way to send back foreign players.”
- Brijesh Patel – IPL Chairman
“This decision,” apparently taken unanimously, “was taken keeping the safety, health and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind.” Said the BCCI, the Board of Control for Cricket India. Just possibly not those who have actually staked some cash with a bet on the 2021 IPL. They’ll have to wait. Still, most people who have taken advantage of Indian gambling laws to take up the tournament’s T20 odds will understand. This situation is unprecedented and they just had to stop.
We take a look at how the suspension of this year’s tournament means you could be waiting a while to find out if your bet on the 2021 IPL was a winner.