The out break of corona made Indian cricket fans to worry about the upcoming IPL. Due to the out break of corona, the BCCI postponed the 13th edition of Indian Premier League to the mid of April.
IPL Franchise decision
Previous the announcement IPL franchise agreed to play the match behind the closed door where they request to permit the foreign players against the visa restriction imposed by Indian Government. BCCI made the announcement after their meeting on March 14(Saturday) and hints IPL may called off if it cross it’s deadline(April 20).
Previous Conference call
After this announcement IPL owners had a conference call on March 16 and comes out with a decision focusing the safety of the peoples. But the BCCI is in no mood to give up on its hopes of conducting the IPL and is reportedly planning to stage the tournament in July-September if things do not improve in the coming days.
The Indian cricket board report a decision that if it can’t host the IPL in the country, it would move to a different venue. The board is also ready to host the tournament at a later date even if all the players will not be available. Thus contrary to the recent reports, the BCCI is not ready at all to cancel the IPL this year altogether.
“The 2009 IPL – in South Africa – was played inside 37 days. That’s five weeks and two days. If that kind of a window is made available, the IPL can be held partly in India and partly overseas, or the entire tournament can be shifted, depending on how the Covid-19 situation is globally,” a source told the Times of India.
Indian governments advice against BCCI huge lose
A report states that BCCI could lose a huge money if IPL 2020 called off. As mentioned by BCCI officials they will look for all possible ways to host the match in order not to make this loss.
Inspite of this decision Indian government advice not to conduct the tournament at this time. And also state government including Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh denied to host the matches.
IPL franchise’s Another conference call
Allegedly, the BCCI is also considering to call off the cash-rich tournament if the health situation gets too out of hand.
Last week, ANI reported that BCCI is set to hold a conference call with all the IPL franchises on Tuesday (March 24).
A BCCI source said: “BCCI and IPL franchise to have a conference call on coming Tuesday to discuss the process and further way of IPL 2020”.