IPL 2020: The coronavirus outbreak has forced the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to postpone the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The whole world is fighting against the deadly coronavirus and many sporting leagues across the world have been either postponed or canceled because of the virus. The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirmed that the Indian cricket board will adopt a wait and watch approach and said the ‘first priority is safety’.
Many Indian cricket fans in India are disappointed after the postponement of IPL 2020 as they were desperately waiting to see their stars back in action, especially MS Dhoni. The former Indian captain MS Dhoni, who is one of the most loved cricketers in the history of the game, hasn’t played any cricket since the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and his massive army of fans is desperately waiting to see him back in action.
With the postponement of IPL 2020, there is widespread disappointment among Dhoni fans and they are worried that if IPL 2020 doesn’t happen, then they might not get see MS Dhoni on the field ever again.
Let’s have a look at the three biggest losses Indian cricket will suffer if IPL 2020 gets canceled because of coronavirus:
1) This might be the end of MS Dhoni
If IPL 2020 gets canceled because of the coronavirus, we might not get to see the ‘Thala’ MS Dhoni on the field ever again. The former Indian captain hasn’t played any cricket in the last so many months and IPL 2020 was the best platform for him to tell the world that there is still a lot of cricket left in him.
2) Ideal preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup 2020
IPL 2020 would have been the best platform for the Indian cricketers to prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup 2020. It would have allowed the selectors to have a long look at the pool of players and also unearth some young ‘surprising’ talent for the prestigious tournament.
3) The Indian cricketer is likely to suffer ₹10000 Cr loss if IPL 2020 gets canceled because of the Coronavirus
As per media reports, estimated losses of ₹10,000 crores for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) if IPL 2020 gets called off. These losses will include factors like sponsorships, media rights, franchise revenues, and hospitality fees.