Due to the outbreak of corona the cash rich IPL has been postponed after a lot of controversy. BCCI has finally postponed the start of the IPL that was scheduled to start on March 29, reported the news agency PTI. The tournament will now start on April 15. The news has come in just hours after the Delhi state government had ruled out the permissions to hold IPL matches in Delhi. The media reports have suggested that the franchises have been informed of the development. The postponed date for the start of the IPL is critical as the orders to suspend visa by the government will end on April 15. BCCI is likely to announce the official development very soon.
The BCCI planned a meeting on March 14,but before that the date of postpone has been announced. Earlier the officials of Road Safety World Series agreed to play behind the closed door. The Bangladesh Cricket Board also announced that the scheduled Asia X1 vs World X1 match will be played later.
Though the IPL franchise agreed to play the matches behind the closed door they request the government to permit the foreign players as the Indian Government imposed fresh visa restriction. Karnataka Government already denied to host the IPL matches in order to avoid the corona spread.
The postponement of the tournament was in thick of things since the time Maharashtra’s Health Minister Rajesh Tope had said that the state government was in discussion with the BCCI to postpone the annual cricket tournament that features cricketing stars from across the world.
Before the BCCI meeting the officials announced that the match will be played mid of the April instead of March 29. However, neither Sourav Ganguly nor the BCCI has confirmed about the meeting of the council or with franchisees.