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IPL all set to postponed indefinitely as Lockdown extension on the cards. Indian Premier League’s ( IPL) 13th edition IPL2020 all set to postponed indefinitely as Lockdown extension on the cards.
The cash-rich league is about to start from April 15 but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is waiting for an official announcement from the Center, as the government of the different states makes it clear that another extension on the card.
It remained unclear that BCCI will officially announce the postponement before April 15.
“Three states Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Punjab have already said that they are extending the lockdown. It is simplified that IPL can’t happen for the time being. But it will certainly not be canceled. It will be postponed indefinitely.” A BCCI official told PTI.
Now the Delhi government extending the lockdown period too. So it is safe to say that this year’s IPL is going to postpone for an indefinite time.
IPL was set to start from March 29 but due to coronavirus outbreak, it is postponed till April 15.
“We can’t cancel IPL as it means looses to the tune of Rs 3,000 Crore. The BCCI will work with all stakeholders to find a solution but for that normalcy needs to return. It is not possible for BCCI bigwigs to commit that IPL can happen at which particular slot.” A BCCI official added.
“As of now, there are two options- organizing it in September and early October before the T20I World Cup in Australia or hosting it at the expanse of the T20I World Cup. If the ICC and Cricket Australia and other stakeholders agree.”
The T20I World Cup is set to start from October 18, 2020, and it is quite interesting to see if ICC and Cricket Australia would agree on the BCCI proposal.
“There are lots of ifs and but at the moment. You can only have a meaningful discussion when things normalize. Till then, nothing can be said.” A BCCI official told PTI, a news agency.
Coronavirus cases went over 8,000 in India and over 200 people reported to death due to this COVID-19.
We have to wait for what BCCI takes the decision on the fate of IPL. BCCI certainly not going to canceled IPL but will surely postpone to a late date.