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.
In the wake of it, Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) offered to host IPL there. Given that the league has been played outside India twice, the proposal from SLC didn’t come as a surprise. Notably, South Africa hosted the 2019 season while a few matches took place in the United Arab Emirates in 2014.
However, BCCI is yet to comment on the same as they are still looking for options to host the league in India considering the fan base they enjoy. But as per reports, a BCCI official revealed that there has been no proposal from SLC yet.
“The BCCI will not be in a position to say anything when the world is closed. There is no proposal from SLC yet and obviously no discussion,” a BCCI official told PTI.
The 13th edition of the tournament was to start on March 29. BCCI first deferred the start of the league to April 15. It was later confirmed that the league would not start on the revised date. On Thursday, BCCI officially suspended the league for an indefinite period after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown in the country until May 3.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka also had to call off their two-match Test series against England in the wake of the deadly coronavirus across the globe.