- Although the IPL 2020 has been postponed until further notice, the BCCI has no plans to cancel until September.
- The IPL 2020 was expected to start on April 7 after the suspension from March 25.
16 Apr 2020, 17:14 IST changed
A few weeks after the suspension of the Indian Premier League, the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) decided to suspend IPL 2020 Unless announced.
Temporary suspension of the IPL after the BCCI suspended the league on April 7, after the coronary virus epidemic made it impossible for the event to begin on March 27.
The decision to suspend IPL 2020 has been made until further notice by the preferred panel of the BCCI president. Sourav Ganguly And IPL chairman Brijesh Patel.
“IPL 2020 indefinitely suspended, not canceled”
The IPL was originally scheduled to be held in Wankhede from March 25. But the coronary virus epidemic has raised issues such as visa rejection by foreign players, which prompted BCCI’s top fathers to back down the event.
Although the IPL was pushed back in April 2021, the Prime Minister of India has announced a 21-day lockdown period, Narendra Modi, meaning the upcoming season is guaranteed to be pushed in a few more weeks or months.
“The BCCI is looking for a window at the end of the year, probably since September. Given the current world situation, they do not want to take any immediate action that will affect the future of the sport or the people of India,” a source from BCCI told SportsKeda.
Contrary to some reports that IPL could have been conducted without the presence of foreign players, the source also said that the IPL could be lost without foreign players participating.
However, it is likely that the IPL will be unlikely to compete anytime soon this year as one of the main reasons being considered is to open international borders to allow foreign players to travel.
Regarding the possible cancellation of IPL, our source added, “By December this could be observed, if that happens, a lot of people will lose a lot of money, but life is more important, if the situation doesn’t improve, then BCCI will make a big call now.
(With input from Surmitro Bose)
16 Apr 2020, 17:14 IST Published