BCCI Plan to Cancel IPL 2020 due to Coronavirus

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Already suspended until 15 April, uncertainty surrounding this year’s Indian Premier League increased, with the Board of Control for Cricket in India postponing a scheduled conference call with franchise owners on which the COVID-19 was in the midst of an epidemic. I had to discuss it.

The blinding T20 league is witnessing a possible cancellation due to the deadly outbreak, which has led to over 16,000 deaths globally. India, which has so far reported more than 400 cases and nine deaths, is closed until 31 March to prevent the epidemic.

Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia told PTI that humanity is first, everything else is in second place. The situation has not improved so there is no point in talking about it. If IPL doesn’t happen,”.
Another IPL franchise official said, “There is no point discussing anything at this point and the whole country and also some other country is in lockdown. We have to deal with matters more important than IPL.”

The star-studded eight-team league was originally scheduled to begin in Mumbai on March 29 but is set to be canceled because of the current crisis.

“I can’t even think of IPL 2020 at this point and It is irrelevant to everything as well. The only thing that is relevant is the one we are living in and it is the three conditions of the world war where we help Fighting for Many people, ” an official said.

Wadia said, “The government has taken decisive steps. We often criticize the government, but for the proactive steps, they should commend us. India, as big as a country, has suspended all flights. This is a huge And a positive step. “.

However, the BCCI is postponing the announcement of hope against the expectation of things improving.

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BCCI official said that if the Olympics can postpone for a year, then the IPL is a very small game in that sense. It is getting difficult to organize. At this time the government is not even thinking of giving foreign visas.

Currently, each stakeholder is discussing ways to limit financial losses with insurance companies as well as broadcasters.

The BCCI earlier this month suspended the league until 15 April, as the government had canceled all visas except for certain categories such as diplomatic and employment by 15 April.

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