In a while after Top Minister Narendra Modi prolonged the national lockdown to curb the unfold of coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak until Would possibly 3, Board of Regulate for Cricket in India (BCCI) resources stated on Tuesday (April 14) that Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will likely be postponed in the meanwhile.
BCCI resources stated that there is not any readability over the way forward for IPL 2020 at this second and BCCI officers will overview the placement handiest after Would possibly Three when the Centre will factor recent pointers in regards to the coronavirus disaster.
It can be recalled that IPL 2020 used to be scheduled to start out on March 29 but it surely used to be to start with suspended till April 15 because of COVID-19 outbreak in India and different portions of the arena.
The additional psotponement of IPL 2020 signifies that the marquee match will omit the April-Would possibly window and it will be very difficult for the BCCI to carry the IPL 2020 on this 12 months as a result of the cramped cricket calendar after Would possibly.
In March, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had stated that webhosting the cash-rich match would handiest come into the image after the development of the placement across the pandemic. However the state of affairs has obviously worsened in India with coronavirus circumstances crossing the 10000-mark on Tuesday.
“I will be able to’t say anything else this present day. We’re on the identical position the place we have been at the day we postponed. Not anything has modified within the ultimate 10 days. So, I shouldn’t have a solution to it. Established order stays,” Ganguly had informed PTI.
In the meantime, Kings XI Punjab proprietor Ness Wadia had stated that the BCCI must believe suspending the IPL now, including that it used to be inhuman to consider hositing the IPL when the entire international is combating a plague.