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IPL 2020: BCCI suspends 13th edition of tournament till 15th April

As a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend IPL 2020 till 15th April 2020.

Concerned about all its stakeholders and public health, the BCCI is taking all necessary steps to ensure everyone related to IPL have a safe cricketing experience.

In a statement, the BCCI said that it “will work closely with the Government of India along with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and all other relevant Central and State Government departments in this regard”.

Earlier, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that he would convince IPL franchisees to hold IPL matches behind the closed door.

Ganguly had said that the gate money from IPL matches (around Rs 4-5 crore per match) is inconsequential and secondary as compared to huge revenue from TV rights.

However, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said that no sporting activities will be held in the capital.

ANI reported, “We have decided to ban any sports activity where people will gather in huge numbers like IPL. Social distancing is important to curb the breakout of Coronavirus.

“All big events, conferences, and sports gatherings have been banned in Delhi till further notice”.

IPL 2020 matches canceled says Manish Sisodia

Indian Premier League (IPL) matches will not be played in National Capital Delhi, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced officially.

IPL T20 is all set to kick start on Mumbai on March 29th of this year. Less than a couple of weeks to start the match several net practice sessions were canceled. Delhi Dy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that all matches in Delhi will be canceled. Delhi Government already canceled Movies shows and Closed Schools earlier due to Corona Out Break.

In an Interview, Maharastra Health Minister Rajesh Tope Said That if BCCI approaches regarding IPL issues Government will not allow the sales of tickets. Earlier it was also planned to have IPL matches without Audience. It would be the first-ever tournament to be played matches without an audience.

Australian GrandPrix Canceled due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Will IPL 2020 played?

If IPL is not allowed due to Coronavirus Outbreak here is the List of Possible ways to conduct IPL 2020.

IPL 2020 Tournament to other Country

This scenario earlier happened once in India due to General Elections in India. IPL matches were not allowed to play India. Immediately Lalit Modi shifted IPL matches to South Africa. This possibility is not possible as of now. Since schedules are made. Shifting all players and crews to other countries requires a huge financial problem. Moreover, Coronavirus outbreak is all over the world. Indian Government also made a strict action on unnecessary travel. The country which is going to allow tournament should think of Coronavirus risk.

Postponing IPL 2020

IPL teams and management will not probably select this option until and unless canceling IPL 2020 comes into the scenario. This world-class tournament a big-money game even the government won’t want to cancel this event. Postponing IPL would be a better option but still its a million dollar question when Coronavirus outbreak will be control. Without proper date it’s not possible to schedule the tournament.

Matches without Audience

This would be the first-ever tournament to be played without the audience. Since 98% of income receives by BCCI are broadcasting rights and Sponsors. The sale of tickets are a very small number. this option won’t make a major impact on the BCCI revenue. But the Audience makes the match more enthusiastic. If this is the only option IPL team would make som best option in online to make matches more interesting. Moreover, only a few states don’t want the matches to happen out of all teams. States like Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharastra, West Bengal, and Punjab didn’t made any announcement.

Since Google Employee in Bengaluru infected with CoronaVirus all IT companies enabled work from home options. so possibilities of Matches in Bengaluru are also high risk.

Australian Opener David Warner who is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad visa rejected.