- Prime Minister Modi decided to extend lockdown across the country by 3 May as a defense against Kovid-19
- IPL may not be possible in May even after nationwide lockdown extended to next month
- Cricket lovers are asking questions on social media, what will happen to IPL-13 now
- Bringing spectators to the stadium or organizing it due to corona virus is not free from danger
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday decided to extend the lockdown across the country till May 3, after which questions began to arise in the minds of cricket lovers as to what will happen to the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL was postponed till 15 April after consultations with the organizers and franchisees, but now the country is under lockdown till 3 May, so the 13th edition of the IPL was also questioned.
After the nationwide lockdown is extended to next month, is it not possible to have IPL in May also this month. The 13th edition of the IPL was scheduled to begin on March 29 but was postponed due to the growing outbreak of Kovid-19. Now cricket lovers are asking questions on social media, what will happen to IPL now?
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After it was postponed to 15 April, it was believed that if the situation improves, it could be done in April-May, but the number of people infected with the corona virus is increasing continuously in the country. In such a situation, bringing spectators to the stadium or organizing it does not appear to be empty of danger.
The government is already appealing to maintain social distancing. At the same time, some states had already increased the lockdown. Things are very bad in big cities like Mumbai, Delhi at the moment.
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Arun Dhumal had earlier said that at present the board is not in a position to take a decision on the future of IPL. He said on replacing the prestigious league with the ICC T20 World Cup in October-November, “It is too early to say anything about it now.”
He had said that a decision can be taken only after reviewing the current situation only after a decision from the government. He also clarified that BCCI officials are in constant touch. Not only IPL, a lot of administrative and legal work also remains.
There is also speculation that the IPL may take place in October-November. Dhumal said, ‘Tell me one thing. If Australia has a lockdown for six months, how will they allow their players to come next month? What will happen if restrictions continue on the trip. It should not be forgotten that consent will have to be taken from the rest of the board as well.
He said, ‘Even if the lockdown ends in India, some big cities remain Kovid-19 hotspots, so will we risk the lives of our players. Then how will the players play without practice for months. ‘