The BCCI stated that they will prioritize the safety of their fans and personnel as the IPL will have to wait and watch for coronavirus updates.
The BCCI will continue to monitor and work closely with the Indian government to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the IPL. As of now, they had decided to put IPL 2020 on postponement until April 15.
‘Safety is most important for the players and at the moment (with) what’s going around in the world and India with the government directives this is all we can do. We have postponed remaining domestic matches’, said BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.
Ganguly also said that if the IPL is postponed until April 15, then it has to be a truncated one. However, he still can’t say how many games will be affected if the IPL is truncated.
The meeting organized by the BCCI discussed possible scenarios which concern the world’s richest cricket league. Among those which had been tackled in the meeting was that the situation will be reviewed after two to three weeks to see how it will change. Hopefully, by then, they may determine if the IPL could push through on April 15.
Aside from that, the BCCI clarified that their main goal is to serve and protect the people instead of earning money from the league. Everyone remains committed to IPL as they all want it to push through. However, all they can do is wait and watch for the COVID-19 situation to change.
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