IPL suspend till further notice
The cash rich Indian Premier League(IPL) has been suspended till further notice amid coronavirus pandemic. Originally 13th edition of Indian Premier League has been scheduled to start from March 29. Due to the rapid spread of corona virus Indian government imposed a 21 day lock down at first thus BCCI too postpone the tournament to mid of April.
As the COVID-19 infection shows it’s peak performance the Indian government extend the lock down till May 3. As the participation of foreign players is not possible in this situation, BCCI without any option left took this heart breaking decision.
The BCCI seeks for it’s all possible way to host the tournament as the failure to host will make a huge loss. Experts states that if IPL 2020 cancelled it would make a dent in Indian economy in the upcoming year.
SLA’s proposal to host IPL
Speaking to Lankadeepa Newspaper, SLC President Shammi Silva said that India is likely to look into Sri Lanka’s proposal if the coronavirus situation subsides in the neighbouring country.
“If IPL is called off, Indian Cricket board and IPL stakeholders will have to bear a loss of more than USD 500 Million. So, it will be beneficial for them to conduct the league in another country as they did in 2009 in South Africa,” Silva was quoted as saying by Lankadeepa Newspaper.
“If IPL is called off, Indian Cricket board and IPL stakeholders will have to bear a loss of more than USD 500 Million. So, it will be beneficial for them to conduct the league in another country as they did in 2009 in South Africa,” added Silva.
BCCI not ready to take risk
Replying to SLA’s proposal to host IPL 2020 BCCI dis agrees to the idea to host the tournament. Considering the safety BCCI rejects the proposal from Sri Lanka Cricket(SLC) to host the 13th edition of Indian Premier League(IPL).
“The BCCI will not be in a position to say anything when the world is closed,” PTI quoted a BCCI official saying.
“There is no proposal from SLC yet and obviously no discussion,” the official further added.