The much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. The cricket tournament was to start from April 6, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has now announced that the tournament will now commence from April 14.
1. Breaking news: IPL 2020 postponed due to corona virus
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular cricket tournaments in the world. Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus, the 2020 season has been postponed.
The Corona Virus, which originated in China, has now spread to over 100 countries, including India. With the situation in India deteriorating, the IPL governing council has decided to postpone the tournament.
This is a big blow to cricket fans in India, as well as fans around the world who were looking forward to watching the tournament. The IPL is one of the most watched sporting events in the world, and its postponement will have a major impact on the sport.
It is still unclear when the tournament will be held, but it is unlikely that it will take place before June. This is a developing story, and we will provide more updates as they become available.
2. Why was the IPL 2020 postponed?
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested during April and May of every year by eight teams representing eight different cities in India. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008, and is regarded as the brainchild of Lalit Modi, the founder and former commissioner of the league.
The 2020 season of the IPL was originally scheduled to begin on 29 March, with the final taking place on 24 May. However, on 13 March, the BCCI announced that the tournament would be postponed until 15 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 3 April, the BCCI further announced that the tournament had been postponed indefinitely.
The postponement of the 2020 IPL was a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The virus originated in China in December 2019, and spread to several countries around the world, including India. The outbreak in India led to the cancellation of several sporting events, including the 2020edition of the IPL.
The postponement of the IPL will have a significant economic impact on the BCCI, as the league is one of the biggest sources of revenue for the cricket board. The postponement will also have an impact on the players, many of whom were looking forward to playing in the tournament.
3. How will the postponement of IPL 2020 impact the cricketing world?
The postponement of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) due to the coronavirus pandemic will have a significant impact on the cricketing world.
The IPL is the biggest and most lucrative cricket tournament in the world, and its postponement will have a knock-on effect on other tournaments and series that were scheduled to take place in the coming months.
One of the immediate impacts will be on the England cricket team, who were due to tour India for a five-Test series in November.
The series was already in doubt due to the ongoing pandemic, and the postponement of the IPL means that it is now highly unlikely to go ahead.
This will be a huge blow for the England team, as they were looking forward to playing in India in what would have been a tough but exciting series.
The postponement of the IPL will also have a financial impact on the game, with the tournament generating huge amounts of revenue for the BCCI and the franchises involved.
The BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world, and the IPL is a major source of income for them.
The postponement of the tournament will hit the BCCI hard, and they will have to find other ways to generate revenue in the coming months.
4. What does this mean for the fans of IPL cricket?
With the outbreak of the coronavirus in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has postponed the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 till April 15. The decision was taken in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly virus which has claimed over 9000 lives globally.
The BCCI is in constant touch with the Government of India and all the stakeholders and it was decided that the safety and well-being of all the stakeholders was of paramount importance.
The BCCI will now work closely with the Government of India in this regard and will also try to reschedule the IPL 2020.
This is a big blow to the fans of IPL cricket as the much-awaited tournament has been postponed. The fans were eagerly waiting for the tournament to begin and they will now have to wait for it.
The BCCI has taken the right decision in postponing the tournament and the safety of the players and the fans is of utmost importance. We hope that the situation improves soon and the tournament can be held as per schedule.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has been postponed due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The decision was taken after a meeting between the IPL governing council and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai on Saturday. The IPL was originally scheduled to start on March 29 and was supposed to go on till May 24. However, with the outbreak of the virus, the BCCI had to take the tough decision of postponing the tournament. The BCCI is in constant touch with the government and is monitoring the situation closely. The health and safety of the players, staff and fans is of utmost importance and the BCCI will not compromise on that. A new date for the tournament will be announced in due course.