The country has a lockdown until April 14 due to coronavirus. Due to this dangerous virus, sports competitions have been postponed or canceled all over the world.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be indefinitely postponed, given the possibility of further lockdown in the country for two weeks.
Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has said that it is better to forget the IPL in this situation.
Ganguly believes that the chances of hosting the IPL this year are very rare. “We can’t say anything,” he told an English newspaper. There is no way left. Airports are closed. People are imprisoned in homes. Offices are closed and no one can go anywhere. It seems that this situation will last till at least 15 May. Where will we bring the players and how will the players travel. IPL cannot be organized yet, it is better to forget about it. “
The BCCI president said that he cannot say anything about the IPL right now. He asked to use common sense. Ganguly said, “We are constantly monitoring the situation. I will be able to say something concrete by talking to other BCCI officials by Monday (13 April). Practically, what will be the future of sports when life has stopped all over the world. “
The first match of the IPL was to be played on March 29 between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
Currently, 4 states Odisha, Maharashtra, Punjab, and West Bengal have extended the lockdown till April 30. Out of the 4 states where the lockdowns have increased, 3 states are going to have a lot of IPL matches.
Given the attitude of the Chief Ministers, the world’s richest cricket board has no other option but to postpone it further. In India, more than 8000 people have been exposed to the infection of COVID-19, in which more than 250 have died.