IPL 2020 to get postponed due to coronavirus outbreak; April 15 to be new starting date, say reports

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 13/03/2020

IPL 2020 to get postponed: The cash-rich tournament is likely to get delayed by two weeks in the wake of coronavirus threat.

The future of the imminent season of the Indian Premier League has allured plentiful immediate attention on the back of a “pandemic” in coronavirus spreading across the globe.

With major sporting and other events getting postponed or canceled around the world, cricket’s biggest league is under the scanner now.

As is generally the case regarding the sport in India, IPL 2020 is receiving mixed responses from the fans. While a section of fans want the tournament to be played even if it is played behind closed doors, another set of fans are stating players’ health as the reason behind postponing the tournament.

While all ongoing cricket matches are being played in empty stadiums, the likes of Everest Premier League and the Road Safety World Series have been postponed by respective governing bodies.

IPL 2020 to get postponed

Originally slated to commence on March 29, there are reports of IPL 2020 likely to get postponed by at least two weeks. If renowned journalist Vikrant Gupta’s latest tweet is to be believed, the showpiece event will begin on April 15.

Gupta also added that the tournament will continue to begin sans on-field spectators and that the franchises have also agreed to the same.

Yet to be officially confirmed, the same seems to be a safe option as far as the tournament is concerned. If things improve in the next month (hoping that they do), even spectators can be allowed entry into the stadiums.

Legendary spinner Shane Warne also took to his social media platform Twitter account to post a similar query. Warne, who is the brand ambassador of franchise Rajasthan Royals, tagged several eminent personalities in his tweet.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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