On account of an extension of the 21-day lockdown situation in the country, the IPL T20 will almost certainly be postponed indefinitely.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on sporting events worldwide. The cricket fraternity also had to face the heat of the COVID 19 outbreak as all cricket tournaments and series were initially canceled or suspended.
BCCI previously suspended IPL 2020 until April 14 after the virus spread throughout the country. However, the pandemic is growing rapidly in India. More than 8,300 were tested positive for the virus, while almost 270 lost their lives. The corona virus has claimed more than 108,800 lives worldwide and has infected 1,780,700 people to date.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League should start on March 29. The opening game took place between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings.
BCCI officials declares: IPL will certainly not be canceled
Upon receiving the news of the blockade extension, PTI contacted a BCCI official to find out the fate of the Indian Premier League.
The official announced that BCCI is not in the mood to cancel the tournament as it would cost approximately Rs. Rs 3 billion. He added that from now on the tournament will be postponed and the board will look for alternative options.
The BCCI officials stated: “Three states, Punjab, Maharashtra and Karnataka have already said they are extending the blockade. It is implicitly possible that IPL cannot currently take place. But it will certainly not be canceled. It is postponed indefinitely.”
He added: “We cannot cancel IPL as this means losses due to the melody of Rs 3000 crore. The BCCI will work with all interested parties to find a solution, but normality must return for that. It is not possible for the big fat cats from BCCI committed that IPL can take place in which particular slot “,
“At the moment there are many buts and buts. You can only have a meaningful discussion if things are normalized. Nothing can be said until then, “said by the anonymous official.
There is currently a possibility that BCCI will host the league in September and early October if the ICC decides to postpone the T20 World Cup.