The year 2020 has been nothing short of a disaster for the Indian cricket fans. The year started with the U19 boys messing it up in the world cup final against the Bangladeshis after having performed with authority and utter dominance till that point in time.
The sorrow continued when the Indian women’s missed the chance to win the cup when they succumbed to the pressure exerted by the Aussie women’s which saw them losing the final in a rather worst possible way. The dominant Indian men's team took a massive beating at the hands of the Kiwis in their backyard which wasn’t expected.
It is a known fact that this edition of the Indian premier league has been postponed till April 15th due to the massive outbreak of the corona pandemic.
This edition of IPL was touted to have much significance due to the fact that the world T20 which is scheduled for later this year, but this edition of IPL might not start on April 15th as said earlier due to the covid-19.
Here’s what the sports minister kiren rijiju had to say about IPL 2020.
After April 15 the government will come up with new advisory and guidelines according to the situation. BCCI is a body that looks after cricket which is not an Olympic sport. But here it is not the question of the sporting event alone but a question of the safety of the citizens. In an event there will be thousands of spectators. So it is not just for the sports bodies or sportspersons it is for every citizen of the country.
IPL is the most celebrated league for the overseas players and the presence of quality players around the world makes the IPL even more special but the participation of the overseas players is looking very gloomy as their respective cricket boards are very likely to risk their players considering the current chaos caused by corona.
One has to wait and see till April 15th to get to know the final decision on this issue.