The Corona situation in the country is quite stern, in the last few days a significant rise has been witnessed in the COVID 19 cases, so far, Covid-19 cases have touched the six lakhs figure in Indian and it is increasing day by day, the unprecedented situation has put the game of cricket also in a halt.
The much-awaited Indian Premier League has put the Indian Premier League now is a doldrums due to this pandemic, and this situation has no other option left for the BCCI but to postpone the tournament.
BCCI is hopeful that in the Katter stage of this year the mega cash-rich tournament can be hosted but if the COVID 19 cases don’t sink down in India, then the board has no other option to host the major tournament in any other country.
Though there was some news that BCCI is planning to shift the tournament either in Sri Lanka or in Dubai, but though there was no such confirmation on the news and BCCI is also waiting to get some news about the T20 world cup as BCCI panning to host the IPL in the T20 world cup window.
One BCCI official voiced:
“We are yet to decide on the venue but in all probability, it is going outside this year. The condition in India doesn’t look suited to have so many teams come in at one or two venues and then create an atmosphere which will be safe for the players as well as the general public even though the games may be played behind closed doors.
“The race is between UAE and Sri Lanka and we will need to decide on where we host the league depending on the situation there with regards to the coronavirus pandemic. Logistics also need to be looked into, so we will decide soon,”