IPL 2020: The IPL is starting from March 29, in view of which now the government has taken a big decision. India has suspended the visa of people coming from abroad till April 15 in view of Coronavirus. This ban will give exemption to diplomats, officers, employees of the United Nations and international organizations.
This ban will come into force from 13 March 2020. In this, all foreign players who were coming to India for the IPL have also been banned. In such a situation, no player will be able to join the IPL 2020 for about half a month, that is until April 15.
Let me tell you that even before this, the Government of Maharashtra has decided that either the match is canceled or the sale of tickets should be banned so that no spectators can come to watch the IPL match on the ground. Because in such a situation, the spread of coronavirus is the highest and anyone can get infected.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday that the government has only two options in view of the condition of coronavirus in the state – postponing IPL matches or keeping them restricted to TV viewers. Tope told reporters that the state cabinet discussed the coronavirus and IPL matches. He said, “After discussion, we had two options – postpone the matches or organize the matches without the sale of tickets.”
Even before this, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has talked about getting the IPL organized on time. So right now, Sourav told ABP News that he will make a decision on this in a couple of days. But despite this, the Health Ministry will hold a meeting with the BCCI next week and take a final decision. This time the IPL will start from March 29, where the team of Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will be face to face in the inaugural match.
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