The BCCI has officially made a statement about the indefinite suspension of IPL 2020 amid COVID-19.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and declared an extension of the lockdown up until May 3 as the virus has not slowed down. In line with that, the BCCI made an official announcement that this season of the Indian Premier League is suspended until further notice.
The board will continue to heed some advice from the Indian government regarding the said matter. The BCCI also added that they will continue to monitor and review the potential resumption of the event for its stakeholders.
As per a BCCI statement, ‘The health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and as such, the BCCI along with the Franchise Owners, Broadcaster, Sponsors and all the Stakeholders acknowledge that the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so’.
IPL 2020 was supposed to commence last March 29 at the Wankhede Stadium on a match between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings. However, due to the lockdown, the start date had been deferred to April 15 despite some speculations that the event will be held behind closed doors.
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