IPL 2020 postponed to April 15 due to coronavirus
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) till April 15th amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said, “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 people related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience.”
The news came after the Delhi government suspended all the matches of this year’s IPL in the national capital. Furthermore, India has banned visas till April 15 for countries like China, Italy, France etc.
The Maharashtra state government has banned the sale of tickets for IPL in the state. The IPL will be played behind closed doors, to empty stands. The order from the central sports ministry on the matter stands.
“The present decision to postpone allows BCCI more than a month’s window, starting now to work on these issues. The good thing is that the BCCI is taking a stand right now,” BCCI officials said.