Coronavirus Pandemic: The new guidelines released by the Ministry of Home Affairs under Lockdown 5.0 have boosted the expectations for the IPL 2020 event.
- IPL 2020 will be organized according to new guidelines
- IPL 2020 was to be held in March 2020
- IPL 2020 has been postponed indefinitely due to Coronavirus Pandemic
IPL 2020 has been postponed indefinitely due to Coronavirus Pandemic. The BCCI has adopted a ‘wait and watch’ approach. The IPL 2020 event is now dependent on the postponement of the T20 World Cup. The new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) regarding Lockdown 5.0 have boosted expectations of organizing this T20 League.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered all things to be started gradually in three stages in Unlock 1.0 under Lockdown 5.0. In the third phase, after assessing the situation, it has been said to allow a large number of people to gather, along with starting air travel, gymnasium, swimming pool, social/political / sports/entertainment programs for foreign countries. BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal said this is a positive initiative. If foreign trips start and sports activities are allowed, then we can plan for the future of IPL 2020.
Even if BCCI cannot get the IPL done before the end of monsoon, the future of this T20 league will depend on the T20 World Cup. There has been speculation in Australia about the postponement of the scheduled T20 World Cup from 18 October to 15 November but no decision was made at the ICC board meeting. This decision was deferred until 10 June.
Cricket Australia is not in the mood to host the T20 World Cup in October-November in view of the Coronavirus as it would not be easy for 16 teams to make so many arrangements in a bio-secure environment. A section of Cricket Australia wants that if the T20 World Cup is postponed this year, then it will be given the hosting of this World Cup next year, while the hosting of next year’s T20 World Cup has already been handed over to India. Now, if this year’s T20 World Cup is postponed, then Australia will host it in 2022, the screw seems to be stuck.