2020 Indian Premier League announces to be delayed due to the extension of COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown

2020 Indian Premier League announces to be delayed due to the extension of COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown

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The 2020  Indian Premier League announced to be delayed due to the extension of COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown.     After the The announcement of  India's prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday that the nationwide lockdown will continue.     The Board o

The 2020  Indian Premier League announced to be delayed due to the extension of COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown.

After the The announcement of  India's prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday that the nationwide lockdown will continue.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not yet proposed a new start date for the event.

On Sunday, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said the organisation would "keep monitoring developments" but that it "can't say anything" in the current situation.

"It's just simple common sense that at the moment, nothing is in favour of any kind of sport anywhere in the world, forget IPL," said the former India captain.

"Practically speaking, when life has come to a standstill everywhere in the world, where does sport have a future in this?"

England players including World Cup winners Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali are due to take part in this year's IPL.

Under the lockdown in India, only essential businesses, such as groceries and pharmacies, are allowed to remain open.

City transport services are limited to emergency staff and those with special travel passes, while all trains and flights have been suspended.

Modi also suggested that the rules could tighten further over the next week but did not give more details. All 12 editions of the IPL to date have taken place between the beginning of March and 1 June that year.

The 2009 tournament was moved to South Africa because of security concerns, while the 2014 competition was partly held in the United Arab Emirates after the Indian government did not provide security forces when the event again clashed with general elections in the country.

                                     
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