IPL 2020: It is being reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to postpone the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). It was originally set to start from March 29, it will now be held from April 15.
Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official confirmed that this decision has been taken internally and all the franchises have been informed.
“Yes, the internal decision has been made to postpone the start of the tournament and it will begin on April 15, the BCCI has informed the franchises about the same,” the official said.
“Yes, we have been informed that the IPL will now start from April 15, but what we need clarity on the availability of the foreign players. The IPL loses its charm if we don’t have the four foreigners in the teams. After all, they are just as integral a part of the teams as the Indian stars,” an official of a franchise told IANS.
Earlier, it was decided by the government of India that all existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/international organisations, employment and project visas, stand suspended till April 15 as the coronavirus outbreak has already seen over 60 positive cases in India.
Right decision…. https://t.co/OtvAHbx0Ah
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 13, 2020
I guess according me, sports should not take place for a while being as Corona virus has been declared Pandemic & we should not risk it
Matches are not important than ones life
— Shrutika Gaekwad (@Shrutika_05_) March 13, 2020
IPL 2020 has been postponed from March 29 to April 15 and this will be played with closed stadium due to Corona Virus threat. #IPL2020
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 13, 2020
Okay Now the latest Breaking News that has come through is
That IPL is gonna start From April 15 due to suspension of tourist visas till 15th of April 👍#IPL2020
— Sampreet (@ViratKL_1997) March 13, 2020
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) March 13, 2020
IPL is likely to postpone by 2 weeks
There will be added extra double headers
It will be played behind the doors
Foreigners will be part of the IPL
All the franchises have agreed with this idea given by the Board
— Thyview (@Thyview) March 13, 2020