Coronavirus: IPL Delayed Due To Coronavirus
The start of the 2020 Indian Premier League IPL season has been delayed from 29 March to 15 April as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Cricket Supervisory Board of India (BCCI) decided to suspend the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL) until April 15 amid the outbreak of the Corunna virus.
Coronavirus: IPL season start delayed because of the outbreak.
The 2020 version was scheduled to run between March 29 and May 24.
The decision of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry came a day before the scheduled meeting of the IPL Board of Directors in Mumbai. On Saturday, before the board meeting, office owners and board members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry are also expected to meet with equipment owners and others.
The Cricket Control Authority of India (BCCI) said the measure is a “precautionary measure”.
BCCI said it is taking “all steps necessary to ensure that all people associated with IPL, including fans, have a safe cricket experience.”
England players, including Ben Stokes and Gus Butler, must participate.
It was announced on Thursday that Australia’s one-day match against New Zealand, which started on Friday, would be played behind closed doors.
Englishman Sam Curran, Jason Roy, Chris Jordan, Harry Gurney, Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton, Tom Curran, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow have also joined to play in IPL.
The competition will take place from March 29 to May 24.
England started a series of tests against the West Indies on June 4 and asked players to return to the country before May 26, making it unclear whether this time frame should be changed.
More than 325,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus in 118 countries around the world, according to the WHO. The total number of deaths is more than 4,600.