Former all-rounder stated that there have been several challenges due to the worldwide pandemic and it was sad seeing another big tournament being affected after the BCCI suspended IPL indefinitely on Tuesday due to the rise in cases.
“We are in a worldwide pandemic - faced with several challenges. It’s sad to see another big tournament being affected - however it’s the right decision taken at this point. It’s important to understand nothing can be water tight and working against a pandemic is challenging itself,” Azhar Tweeted.
“The tournament stands suspended, we are looking for another window,” IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel said.
“Right now we can’t say when we can reschedule it," he added.
Monday's game in Ahmedabad had to be rescheduled after 2 Kolkata Knight Riders players tested positive for COVID-19 and 3 non-playing members of the Chennai Super Kings franchise contracted the virus in Delhi.
Tuesday's game was set to go ahead but another 2 players tested positive and therefore the decision had to be taken in the best interest of everyone.
India is experiencing a deadly second wave as the total cases have gone above 20m after over 350,000 cases in the past 24 hours.