The BCCI on Thursday suspended the 2020 Indian Premier League “till further notice” within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed greater than 400 lives and affected over 12,000 within the nation.
PTI reported on April 14 that the Indian cricket board (BCCI) had intimated the eight franchisees together with different stakeholders in regards to the indefinite postponement of the match’s 13th version however there was no official phrase from the dad or mum cricketing physique.
“Due to the evolving global health concerns regarding COVID-19 and lockdown measures implemented by the Government of India to contain the spread of the pandemic, the IPL Governing Council of the BCCI has decided that the IPL 2020 Season will be suspended till further notice,” mentioned BCCI secretary Jay Shah in an announcement.
The IPL was set to begin on March 29 and finish on May 24 however it was first postponed until April 15 after a surge of COVID-19 constructive circumstances in India.
However with scenario not being conducive for any sporting exercise and the nation within the midst of a 40-day lockdown, the BCCI did not problem any recent date.
“The health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and as such, the BCCI along with the Franchise Owners, Broadcaster, Sponsors and all the Stakeholders acknowledge that the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so,” Shah additional said.
While BCCI shouldn’t be committal on when cricket might resume within the nation, Shah maintained that India’s richest sporting physique is monitoring the scenario and can search steerage from the central authorities in addition to states.
“BCCI will continue to monitor and review the situation regarding a potential start date in close partnership with all of its stakeholders and will continue to take guidance from the Government of India, State Governments and other State Regulatory bodies,” Shah added.
The solely window left for the BCCI to host the match is September-November. For that to occur, India can have to skip the Asia Cup hosted by the PCB in Dubai or Cricket Australia and the International Cricket Council determine to forego the T20 World Cup to create a vacant window.