The fifth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League has been postponed indefinitely, confirmed Prasanna Kannan, the Chief Executive Officer of the Tamil Nadu Premier League, on Saturday. The decision has been taken considering the rapid rise in the Covid-19 cases in the state. The Tamil Nadu government has currently imposed a lockdown in the state, which makes it difficult for the committee to stage the tournament right now.
The CEO, Prasanna Kannan has said that once the Government eases the lockdown, they will then 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.
“TNCA will follow strict Standard operating measures of bio bubble with frequent testing and quarantine rules as is being done for BCCI Domestic matches, International matches and with IPL,” the TNCA said in a statement.
For the unversed, the Tamil Nadu Premier League is one of the first domestic tournaments which got the nod from the BCCI to be conducted inside bio-bubble. On April 28, it was announced that the fifth edition will take place between 4th June and 4th July 2021. The first match was scheduled to take place between Dindigul Dragons and Tirupur Tamizhans on June 4, 2021.
“We are monitoring the situation. We will have a discussion with the government and then once we have a decision, we will announce the revised schedule,” Prasanna Kannan added.