The Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI) has officially announced that IPL 2020 has been postponed indefinitely.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League should start on March 29. Chennai Super Kings met Mumbai Indians in the opening round. However, the situation changed when the new coronavirus began to spread worldwide.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI suspended the IPL until April 15, but on Tuesday the government decided to extend the blockade from May 21 to May 3. This was done to stop the virus from spreading across the country. . In addition, more than 11,993 people are now affected by the deadly virus in India, killing almost 392 people.
This lockdown has showed that the ban on domestic and international travel continued domestically and the BCCI IPL 2020 could not meet in the summer.
The franchise will be informed about IPL 2020
On Wednesday morning, all eight IPL franchise companies were informed about the suspension of IPL 2020. This BCCI decision was forwarded to the franchise by IPL operations manager Hemang Amin
The decision was made at a BCCI conference call on Tuesday evening and included key board members, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Secretary General Jay Shah, IPL President Brijesh Patel and BCCI Treasurer Arun. Dhumal and Amin.
The message was confirmed by an experienced franchise employee who contacted PTI on condition of anonymity.
“Yes, BCCI has indicated that the IPL has been postponed for the foreseeable future, but they hope to find a time later this year to normalize this pandamic situation.”
The BCCI is unlikely to host a tournament later this year because BCCI chairman Sourav Ganguly has denied such claims.
He said, “You cannot plan anything. FTP is planned. It is there and you cannot change FTP. Cricket and more sports have stopped all over the world.”