While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has postponed the IPL 2020 until further notice amid coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is getting ready to offer the BCCI to host the IPL 2020 in Sri Lanka. However, the Indian board has clarified that they are currently not in the position to talk about this.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League or the IPL 2020 was initially scheduled to run from 29th March to 24th May 2020. But the novel COVID-19 or coronavirus has forced to postpone the tournament until further notice. As the situation is still far away from the control position in India as well as in many other countries, there is a strong doubt regarding the IPL 2020 feature.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka is still handling the coronavirus situation very well. The SLC President Shammi Silva believes that Sri Lanka will be clear of the coronavirus before India, which can open up their chances to host the IPL 2020.
However, a senior official from the BCCI has claimed that they are currently not in the position to talk about the IPL 2020 while the coronavirus has stopped the world.
The official told PTI, “The BCCI will not be in a position to say anything when the world is closed.”
There is no proposal from SLC yet: BCCI official confirmed
The SLC President also told Reuters that they would soon write to the BCCI about their wishes to host the IPL 2020. The senior BCCI official further claimed that the board hasn’t got any proposal from the SLC yet, so, there is no discussion regarding the same.
The official added, “There is no proposal from SLC yet and obviously no discussion.”
During the latest press release, the BCCI has clarified that the IPL 2020 can be organised if the situations become safe and appropriate for the game.