Coronavirus Effect: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday that the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) would be organized later in view of the growing threat of coronavirus across the country. Tope told reporters here, “When large numbers of people gather at one place, there is a possibility of infectious diseases spreading rapidly. This is not the right time for such (IPL 2020) events. It should be held later.” Tope also said that talks are official regarding the suspension of the IPL and an announcement will be made soon.
The Maharashtra minister’s statement comes at a time when the IPL 2020 is less than a month away. It will be held from March 29 and in the first match at the Wankhede Stadium, the defending champions Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Super Kings.
Just a day before the minister’s statement, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that the IPL will be held on the scheduled date and all possible steps will be taken to deal with the coronavirus (Covid19). Ganguly made it clear on the question asked in this regard that the IPL is ‘on’ and the board is ready to take all necessary steps for the smooth conduct of the tournament.
Sanjeeva Kumar,Special Secretary (Health), Union Health Ministry: 3 more cases have been found positive, total number of #Coronavirus cases in India reaches 34. 2 cases are from Ladakh with travel history from Iran & 1 from Tamil Nadu with travel history from Oman.All are stable. pic.twitter.com/rOHvvRJcwA
— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2020
According to official data obtained by the Ministry of Health, 34 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in India so far. The ESPN report, quoting a senior BCCI official, said that the board is ready to take all necessary steps in relation to the coronavirus following the government’s guidelines.
In this regard, all stakeholders, players, franchisees, airlines, team hotels, broadcasting crew and all the parties involved in this league will be asked to follow the government’s instructions to take necessary precautions and precautions.
The board has also said that players will be asked not to shake hands with the fans and do not click a picture from a device that does not belong to them. So far, more than 3 thousand people have died worldwide due to Coronavirus.
Many sporting events have been canceled due to its increasing threat. The Olympic event has also been questioned about this, which is to be held in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, in July-August this year.
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