Coronavirus Outbreak: IPL Pushed Back To Apr 15

But franchises feel it will take another week after that to get players tuned up for mega event; governing council to meet today.

In spite of the fact that the BCCI on Friday chose to “suspend” the Indian Premier League till April 15 as a prudent step against Novel Coronavirus, vulnerability despite everything poses a potential threat over the direct of the competition.

While the establishments have invited BCCI’s choice to delay the IPL, which was set to start on March 29, group authorities will meet BCCI office-bearers and the IPL Governing Council today to comprehend the route forward.

“We will brief the groups about our arrangements and address their questions. Nobody truly knows till when this circumstance will remain. Along these lines, there are a great deal of elements,” IPL administrator Brijesh Patel told late morning on Friday.

While New Delhi has chosen not to have the IPL for a month to forestall the spread of Covid-19, a few different states are likewise thinking about going with the same pattern.

When asked whether the IPL will see all the more twofold headers or a shortened timetable, Patel stated: “We are chipping away at each perspective. Everything will be examined.”

Highest on the establishments’ psyche is the conceivable date for the IPL to commence. “The IPL is suspended till April 15 however that doesn’t mean it will start on that day.

We first need to comprehend when the competition will start. Since the control on visas is till April 15, it will set aside in any event seven days’ effort for the players to show up. That is if the circumstance backs out,” said an establishment official.

The following test for groups is to get the cricketers into the notch. “We should hold a couple of camps for the players before we start the competition. We need to comprehend this isn’t an occasion period for the cricketers. Since no instructional courses can be led, the players should remain inside as there are limitations on going out,” the establishment official said.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said the wellbeing of individuals is generally significant. “Wellbeing of the individuals is our need. Everything else will be turned out later. No one has any decision [in such a situation],” Ganguly told journalists at the Cricket Center.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in an announcement: “The BCCI will work intimately with the Government of India alongside the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and all other applicable Central and State Government offices right now.”

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