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IPL 2020 Will Commence On April 15

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has been postponed to April 15 from March 29 due to coronavirus scare. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) released a statement regarding postponement of IPL.

BCCI statement

The statement reads that the decision to postpone IPL is taken as a precautionary measure as COVID-19 is now become a pandemic. But the statement should be read with the announcement that the Delhi government make about coronavirus. It said that that the government won’t allow any sporting activity in the capital due to health crisis.

The statement further reads that the board is sensitive towards public health and all its stakeholder. Also, it will take all necessary steps to ensure that all people including cricketers and fans remain safe from the virus. The board will work with all concerned ministries and authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made announcement

Manish Sisodia said that the gatherings of over 200 people at sporting events or conferences won’t be allowed until further notice. The restrictions on large gatherings were put for the purpose of prevention of COVID-19 epidemic. India has … Read the rest

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No Spectators For India VS South Africa ODIs Says BCCI

On Thursday, the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) made an announcement regarding the second and third ODIs between India and South Africa. The BCCI said that both the matches would be played behind closed doors.

The BCCI’s decision on cricket in India

The first ODI between India and South Africa was abandoned on Thursday. It was to be played in Dharamshala. The second ODI will be in Lucknow and final match will be played on March 18 at Eden Gardens in Calcutta.

The BCCI said that it was working closely with the sports and health ministry and that it was making every effort to ensure safety of the players and fans. It said that the decision was taken after discussing things with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYAS) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW). It further said that the board would make every effort for compliance with the regulatory bodies.

The sports ministry issued advisory for organizations

After WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the sports ministry quickly issued an advisory to all national sports federations including the BCCI. It asked the federations to avoid making … Read the rest

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IPL 2020: Confusion Over Start Date Deepens

The BCCI President Sourav Ganguli confirmed that start date of the 13th edition of the cash-rich T20 league would be March 29 and that there would be fewer double-headers this season. But IPL start could be delayed a little.

Confusion over IPL start date

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is going to conduct its board meeting on March 29 in Dubai. It is the date when IPL will take off in India. BCCI tried to convince ICC shit its board meeting as both are big events and their dates are clashing. But ICC turned down the request of shifting its board meeting.

The problem with BCCI is that many of is members would be busy attending the important board meeting on the start date of the IPL. So, BCCI is left with no option other than to delay IPL matches.

ICC made a case

International Cricket Council will hold a series of meetings from March 27-29 and the dates for these meetings had been fixed in August 2019. Also, the concerned persons were informed about the meetings in advance. Since preparations have been made, there is little chances of ICC … Read the rest

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Asia Cup 2020: India Won’t Play In Pakistan

BCCI said that it has little objection in PCB hosting Asia Cup but Indian cricket team won’t go to Pakistan for the tournament. The Asia Cup is scheduled in September this year and it is considered important for World Cup preparation.

India won’t play in Pakistan

BCCI said that the Asia Cup should be neutral because it wasn’t an option to go to Pakistan for playing. A senior BCCI official said that hosting was never an issue with India because the venue should be neutral. And it was important because India won’t play in Pakistan.

The official made it clear that the present conditions didn’t allow India to go to Pakistan for playing. There were little chances of India going to Pakistan to take part in a multi-national tournament. If the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) wanted to go ahead without India then it could. Bur if ACC wanted India to take part in Asia Cup then it had to be held outside Pakistan.

Asia Cup

In 2018, India was hosting Asia Cup but had to shift to UAE due to visa issues with Pakistani cricketers. BCCI hosted Asia Cup in … Read the rest