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BCCI Postpones IPL 2020 For Indefinite Period

IPL 2022 to be played in India
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The outbreak of the pandemic coronavirus had a toll on all the sporting activities across the globe including the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had to postpone the league until April 15 which was scheduled to commence from March 29. But with no signs of improvement, they have postponed for an indefinite period.

There have been a lot of reports going around on the fate of the cash-rich league. Earlier, it was noted that BCCI might take a call after April 14 when the lockdown gets over. But with the lockdown to continue for two more weeks as declared by the Central Government, this is ruled out and the governing body might take some more time to decide to future of IPL 2020.

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“The health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remain 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,” a BCCI release stated.

Meanwhile, the pandemic has halted the cricketing calendar across the globe. Previously, BCCI had to call off the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa after a washout in the first game in Dharamsala. England have pushed back the start of their season until at least May 28.

Moreover, the future of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia later this year is also in jeopardy with Australia sealing its border for the next six months.

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