Ahead of the 13th edition IPL, Indian Government imposed fresh visa restriction due to the corona virus out-break. According to the visa restriction involvement of foreign players in IPL becomes doubtful. In addition to this many insist the postpone of IPL due to the increase in corona infection. Regarding the announcement of IPL postpone BCCI request two days of time as they will gather a meeting on March 14.
Foreign players restricted
On behalf of the Indian Government visa restriction announcement BCCI confirms that foreign players will not come into India till April 15. But the postpone of IPL is not yet confirmed they added
“The foreign players who play in the IPL come under the Business Visa category. As per the government’s directive, they can’t come till April 15,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Though BCCI not yet announced any updates regarding the postpone, Karnataka state Government denies to host the IPL matches. Earlier, the Maharashtra government also raised its concerns regarding the scheduling of the IPL. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope had revealed that he believes that the IPL can be organised later.
“There is always a possible danger of spread (of contagious diseases) when large numbers of people gather in one place… Such (IPL) events can always be organised later,” Tope had earlier said.
Bangladesh postponed T20 match
Bangladesh Cricket Board has planned two T20 match between Asia XI and World XI on March 21 and 22. The match has been planned to mark the birth centenary of the Bangladesh’s father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The schedule match has been postponed due to the outbreak of corona virus. As the threat of infection grows day by day Bangladesh Cricket Board took this decision in order to avoid the spread of virus.Due to the adverse effect of the corona, all related celebrations have been postponed until further notice, including an AR Rahman concert that was due to take place on March 18.