As per the BCCI’s announcement, this year’s Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2020 has been postponed to April 15.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspends this IPL as a precautionary measure against the ongoing coronavirus situation.
On Saturday, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will be curtailed it it happens after April 15.
Asked if the cash-rich event could be curtailed one, Ganguly said,”It will happen, because if it is April 15, then, in any case, 15 days are gone, it has to be truncated. How truncated, how many games, I can’t say at moment”.
BCCI President also said,”We are monitoring the situation and it will reassesed every week. As much as we want to host IPL, we are also concerned about the safety of the peoples”.
Ganguly was speaking to reporters after the end of the meeting of IPL Governing Council.
IPL team owners including King XI Punjab’s Ness Wadia, Delhi Capital’s Parth Jindal and Kolkata Night Riders Shah Rukh Khan, agrees the point that safety of stakeholders was the most important priority and financial loses were only secondary.
“The BCCI is concerned and sensitive about all its stakeholders, and public health in general and it is taking all necessary steps to ensure that, all peoples related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience”, Honorary Secretary of BCCI, Jay Shah said.
Further he said,”The BCCI will work closely with Government of India along with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and all other relevant Central and State Government Departments in this regard.”
BCCI also suspends all of its domestic matches for indefinite period of time.
India’s ODI series with South Africa was also cancelled as coronavirus cases in the country going on increasing daily.
In India, total number of coronavirus cases has passed 100, with 3 death happened with all the peoples over 60 years old. Most of the peoples reported confirmed cases for coronavirus are from Maharashtra State. Pune has crossed the total 10 for the coronavirus tested positive.