A Board official told NDTV that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is discussing the possibility of keeping the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) behind closed doors as a result of a norovirus outbreak. “We are discussing the possibility of playing IPL behind closed doors,” the official said. “Discussion on Saturday, “the official said. The government issued fresh notices to ban all existing foreign visas, except for certain categories, following new positive cases of new coronations in the country by April 15.
The Sports Ministry has asked all national federations, including the BCCI, to follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and avoid large celebrations at sporting events in light of the new coronavirus epidemic, PTI news agency reported.
“We have asked all NSFs (National Sports Federations), including the BCCI, to follow the latest notice from the Ministry of Health that public meetings should be avoided at all events, including sports activities. ”
“There is a lot of confusion among athletes right now. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports issues warnings for two sports and nationally. There is no restriction on sports, but there are guidelines that must be followed.” The Minister of State for Youth and Sports Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, tweeted
The IPL Governing Council will meet on 14 March to decide the fate of the tournament.
“The IPL is unique because as players come and go, teams still have enough to carry 11 men in their reserves to the park,” the official told NDTV.
According to a PTI report, foreign players will not be able to play in the tournament until April 15 due to the suspension of visas to India.
The IPL 2020 is scheduled to begin on March 29 with Mumbai Indians defending champions Mumbai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.