Coronavirus, MI vs CSK, IPL 2020: The impact of Coronavirus has started reading on the Indian Premier League 2020 as well. For those who wanted to watch the IPL match live, it is bad news.
According to the news, the match to be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 29 March will be without an audience. Yes, this will be the first time that a match will be held in an empty stadium without spectators.
The Maharashtra government has banned IPL tickets. The Thackeray government has taken such a decision regarding the spread of coronavirus.
The first match of the IPL in Wankhede is to be held between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
Health Minister Rajesh Tope of Maharashtra issued a statement on Wednesday saying, “Looking at the corona, the government has two options.”
These include either banning IPL matches or limiting them to TV viewers. That is, now cricket fans will now be able to watch the game of their favorite player only TV screen instead of life.
Tope’s statement came on a day when the investigation report of two persons of Mumbai coronavirus came out positive.
The number of such cases has now increased to 10 in Maharashtra. The minister told reporters that the state cabinet has discussed the coronavirus and IPL matches.
He said, “After discussion, we had two options – postpone matches or organize matches without ticket sales.”
There have been a total of 73 cases of corona in India. The government is taking all kinds of steps to avoid this dangerous virus.
To prevent the risk of coronavirus infection, the BCCI asked foreign players that they could not come to India until April 15, keeping in mind the government’s visa directives.
According to the BCCI, “foreign players playing in the IPL fall under the category of business visas. In view of the new cases of Coronavirus in the country, the government has issued a consultation and has banned all the existing foreign visas till April 15. However, some categories like diplomatic and working visas are exempted.
Significantly, 71 cases of coronavirus have been reported in India so far. The virus has killed more than 4000 people worldwide. The future of the IPL will be decided during its Governing Council meeting in Mumbai on 14 March.