The Control Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) postponed the IPL 2020 season until further notice after the nationwide lockdown was extended to May 3 due to the Coronavirus epidemic, which was reported to the eight franchises a few days earlier. The IPL was to be held from 29 March but it was earlier postponed to 15 April. It is known that there are around 250 corona cases in Sri Lanka and there are less than 10 deaths.
At the same time, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed its eagerness to host the tournament. SLC President Shammi Silva said, ‘It seems to me that Corona will be completely decimated in Sri Lanka before India. If we can host the tournament, we will write a letter to the BCCI soon.
Earlier, BCCI Secretary Jai Shah said on Thursday, “BCCI’s IPL Governing Council has postponed the 2020 session until further notice due to the lockdown by the government to prevent the worldwide health crisis and epidemic caused by Corona.” Decided. The health of every person associated with sports is above all.
The BCCI, franchise owners, broadcasters, sponsors and all concerned have decided together that this season of IPL will be played only when the circumstances are safe. We will keep reviewing the situation. Keeping in touch with all the concerned parties, a possible new date will be reviewed and all the circumstances regarding the date will be monitored. We will continue to seek guidance from the central government and the state governments.
The current and former players believe that the tournament should be held in the future as it has linked the livelihood of many people. Now the window of September to November is left for this but for this India will have to leave Asia Cup in Dubai or Cricket Australia and International Cricket Council postpone T20 World Cup which is to be in October-November.