Coronavirus News update: The entire world is troubled by the Coronavirus. So far, more than 170 people have been infected in the country. More than 2 lakh cases were reported in 173 countries of the world. Of these, 8900 people have died.
The coronavirus is impacting the economy from the sports world. So far, around 70 tournaments for more than 18 games have been canceled or postponed.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked its employees to do household chores. Board President Sourav Ganguly will also not be in office. They will also work from home.
After being free from the office, Ganguly shared a picture of him on social media. He said that he does not remember when he was the last such rest.
Ganguly wrote, “Amidst the fear of coronavirus infection… I am happy to sit in the lounge at 5 in the evening, don’t remember when I was sitting like this last time.”
The board has postponed IPL 2020 till April 15 due to coronavirus. With this, two matches of the three-ODI series between India and South Africa were canceled.
Apart from BCCI, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) have also closed the office. His employees are also working from home.
Ganguly was the head of the CAB before becoming board chairman. He recently said that this time the IPL will be shorter. The season was to begin on March 29.
The first match was to be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Ganguly said after a meeting with franchisees, governing council, on March 14, “If the situation improves, the 13th season of IPL will be short. There is already a delay of 15 days. In this case, it will have to be shortened. At the moment it is not decided how small the tournament will be, how many matches will be reduced. The situation will be reviewed every week. We want to have IPL, but the safety of people is a priority.”