Sri Lanka offers to host Indian Premier League after BCCI postpones

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

17th Apr, 2020. 07:20 pm

Sri Lanka have offered to host the Indian Premier League in their country.

According to the details, the tournament was earlier suspended by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) amid COVID-19 outbreak.

The IPL was programmed from March 29 to May 24 but after the suspension it was postponed till April 15.

India’s nationwide lockdown didn’t allow it to happen till May 3.

The statement said, “Due to the evolving global health concerns regarding COVID-19 and lockdown measures implemented by the Government of India to contain the spread of the pandemic, the IPL Governing Council of the BCCI has decided that the IPL 2020 Season will be suspended till further notice.”

It also said, “The health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and as such, the BCCI along with the Franchise Owners, Broadcaster, Sponsors and all the Stakeholders acknowledge that the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”

Honorary Secretary of BCCI, JAY SHAH stated that BCCI will continue to monitor and review the situation regarding a potential start date in close partnership with all of its stakeholders and will continue to take guidance from the Government of India, State Governments and other State Regulatory bodies.


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