BCCI awaits government’s decision on coronavirus situation before taking a call on IPL | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will wait for the government’s decision regarding the ongoing coronavirus crisis before taking a call on the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“As of now IPL is postponed till April 15, we will wait for government decision and take a call accordingly,” a BCCI source told ANI.

IPL was scheduled to commence on March 29, however, the threat of coronavirus forced the postponement of the league until April 15.

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On Thursday, Odisha became the first state to extend the lockdown till April 30. After that, several states such as Punjab, Telangana and Maharashtra extended the lockdown to combat COVID-19

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When asked about the chances of the IPL amid several states extending its lockdown, the source said: “As of now, I cannot comment on it. In the coming few days, we might talk to franchises again but as of now, no decision has been made. We are closely monitoring the situation.”

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