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Vivo IPL 2020: Coronavirus Impact, Tournament Postponed,To Now Begin On April 15

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to postpone the Indian Premier League (IPL) to April 15, 2020, as a precautionary measure against the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Earlier the government had suspended all visas to India till April 15 as part of measures to contain the spread of the pandemic which has put IPL’s scheduling in doubt.

“The BCCI is concerned and sensitive about all its stakeholders, and public health in general, and it is taking all necessary steps to ensure that, all people related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience. The BCCI will work closely with the Government of India along with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and all other relevant Central and State Government departments in this regard,” the BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement released

The board has also assured that it will work in unison with the Sports Ministry and will adhere to the guidelines issued.

The BCCI statement came soon the Delhi government said that it will not allow any sporting activity in the national capital due to coronavirus. Incidentally, Delhi is the home ground of it’s franchise – Delhi Capitals


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