Indian Premier League for 2020 season has been postponed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This year’s edition was earlier scheduled for 29th March 2020 but as a result of the pandemic it has been scheduled for a later date.
Coronavirus in the last few months has crumbled world economy, businesses and several organizations are shutting down as a result of coronavirus.
Many nations of the world are under locks and keys as the leaders shut borders to neighboring nations and other countries of the world from entering into their territory so as to contain the spread of the pandemic.
The deadly coronavirus has now infected more than two million persons and killed more than 128,000 persons globally. This is the worst that has happened to the continent in this century.
In other to ensure that India as a notion does not fall prey to the kind of experience the United States of America is experiencing, Italy or the last ordeal of China, the BCCI postponed her India Premier league till further notice.
This is in line with the lockdown rules in India. It says only essential businesses, such as groceries and pharmacies are allowed to remain open. Thus the Indian Premier League shuts till later day.
In a statement on Thursday, the BCCI said all parties involved had agreed that the tournament “will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so”.
“The health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remain our top priority,” the BCCI said.
Key players had been advised to holding till the end of the pandemic and also take further measures as lined up by nations of the world to end the spread of the virus.