BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India) have decided to postpone IPL 2020 edition till April 15th, 2020 because of ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) which was also declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) this week.
COVID-19 outbreak: The start of IPL 2020 has been postponed from 29 March to 15 April. pic.twitter.com/Von1DWVoYa
— ICC (@ICC) March 13, 2020
IPL which is one of the most followed T20 franchise cricket league around the globe. IPL 2020 edition was scheduled to start from 29th March, 2020 in Mumbai.
Today March 13th a high level meeting takes place in india which was attended by BCCI top management lead by Sourav Ganguly (President of BCCI) and Jay Shah (BCCI Secretary) along with top management of the IPL.
The number was matches to be remain 60 as per the initial schedule but revised IPL 2020 schedule may have more double headers to shorten the duration of the IPL 2020 edition as well as may be the matches will be played under the closed doors with no spectators present in the ground during the matches.
The decision of postponing IPL 2020 edition already been communicated to all 08 franchise managements and also a separate meeting with all franchise will take place tomorrow to further debrief the decision which was taken by BCCI as per the advice given by various segments of the Indian government.
So far there are 60 cases already tested positive in India from Corona Virus (COVID-19).