The cash-rich T20 league, Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) was all set to be staged by 29th March. The global crisis, Coronavirus, has affected every sporting body around the globe. IPL is one of the cricketing figures to get influenced by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Keeping the situation under consideration, the new window of 15th April and ahead was expected but, with the circumstances getting worst, there are no probable chances of IPL to get staged at least for a month and two.
Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) was in no mood to call-off the league definitely, however, it has planned to keep it truncated and behind the closed doors as the recent reports disclosed. The new reliable reports say that the government’s approval and the decision will be considered as first and if it says yes, the league will go ahead either in truncate version or a regular one.
“As of now, IPL is postponed till April 15. We will wait for government decision and take a call accordingly,” a BCCI source is quoted as saying.
“As of now, I cannot comment on it. In the coming few days, we might talk to franchises again but as of now, no decision has been made. We are closely monitoring the situation.”
According to analysis, Coronavirus pandemic can badly affect the reputation of IPL and calling it off completely will also affect on performance and fitness levels of players as according to Justin Langer, it is the best tournament to get prepared for upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2020.