Amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, the government of India seems to be getting convinced on cancelling the Indian Premier League 2020. However, there are reports that they’d leave it to the organizers to decide whether they want the tournament to be played behind closed doors or not.
“I think it is for the organizers to decide whether to go ahead with it or not,” Dammu Ravi, who is the MEA, additional secretary, and coordinator for COVID-19, said.
“Our advice would be to not do it at this time but if they want to go ahead, it is their decision.”
There are reports that the decision will be taken in a meeting that is to be held on Saturday in order to decide whether the prized T20 tournament should move forward on schedule or not.
We have already noticed the desperation in the BCCI’s camps as they’re ready to go an extra mile for staging the entire edition of the IPL even if they have to shift the event to another country, and with the limited rosters, if needed.
As things stand now, the situation is being closely observed with the authorities having suspended the tournament until April 15 already.