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Shoaib Akhtar asked Twitter to respond to BCCI’s decision to postpone the IPL indefinitely.© UKTN



A day after the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was postponed, former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar from Pakistan took to Twitter to share a clip of his latest video on YouTube and said that he had seen the decision (postponement of the IPL) coming. and had suggested the same a few weeks ago. Shoaib, in his tweet, further wrote that “nothing is more important than saving lives” during these testing times. “IPL canceled. I saw it coming and suggested it two weeks ago. Nothing more important than saving lives during the current covid crisis in India,” the former Pakistani wrote.

The 2021 IPL was postponed indefinitely on Tuesday after several players tested positive for COVID-19.

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Two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, Chennai Super Kings coaches Lakshmipathy Balaji and Mike Hussey, a SunRisers Hyderabad player and another from the Delhi capitals were among those who tested positive for the deadly virus.

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Of the 56 league matches scheduled for this year’s IPL, only 29 were played before the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) and the IPL Board of Trustees unanimously decided to postpone the season with immediate effect.

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On Monday, the game between KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two positive cases within the Kolkata franchise.

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