The IPL faces the possibility of being cancelled rather than being pushed through by April 15 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Originally, the BCCI declared that this year’s season of the Indian Premier League will be postponed until April 15 in line with the virus outbreak. However, the Indian Prime Minister had declared a 21-day lockdown to handle the situation. With that, the IPL may just be cancelled totally.
The number of COVID-19 cases in India had risen towards the 500-mark and had worsened the overall scenario in the country. With that, the resumption of the series just became more unclear as it was expected to push through if the situation improves.
Another factor which adds up to the problem is the uncertainty of having the foreign players come to India with all the travel bans. Without the import players of the IPL, the games may also not push through.
The BCCI currently considers extending the postponement window up until May or early June as one of their options. Still, the BCCI remains open to other solutions as to how the league event may push through.
Even former Men in Blue and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly shares his frustration at the situation. ‘I can't say anything at the moment. We are at the same place where we were on the day we postponed. Nothing has changed in the last 10 days. So, I don't have an answer to it. Status quo remains’, Ganguly stated.
Supposedly, the 13th season of the IPL was set to commence on March 29 but had been postponed due to the global pandemic. To learn more about this renowned cricket league, visit Betwala.
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