Corona virus has its impact on the scheduled cricket matches in India. Recently a match have been cancelled in the ongoing Road Safety World Series. As there is an increase in spread of corona, cricket committee plan to avoid the crowd gathering.
Previously Bangladesh Cricket Board postponed the match between Asia X1 and World X1 International T20 matches scheduled to play 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.
Indian Government recently 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.
On behalf of the Indian Government visa restriction announcement BCCI confirms that foreign players will not involve in the IPL matches till April 15 were 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.
Apart from this, some changes has been imposed in the ongoing Road Safety World Series. The decision has been taken as the most responsible course of action, to protect the health and safety of the players, staff and spectators. The numbers of cases in Maharashtra are escalating and as a result, the organising committee unanimously agreed that the third leg of the series, which was scheduled to be held in Pune from March 14 to 20, be relocated to DY Patil Stadium and played behind closed doors along with the remaining games at the same venue and the final.
Earlier on Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and expressed deep concern both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction.