BCCI suspends IPL2020 till 15th April, Rs 15,000 crore at stake
The step has been taken to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend IPL 2020 till 15th April 2020, as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation.
In a statement, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah 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 BCCI will work closely with the Government of India along with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and all other relevant Central and State Government departments in this regard”, the statement further read.
In another big jolt to IPL organisers, the Delhi government has announced that all sporting events (including IPL), which involve a gathering of more than 200 people, will be prohibited in NCT of Delhi in order to curb the outbreak of COVID-19.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also announced all seminars, conferences and sporting events, including Indian Premier League (IPL) matches are prohibited to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
"Social distancing is important to curb the breakout of coronavirus," Sisodia added.
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