13th IPL – Indian Premier League 2020 has been finally indefinitely suspended, according to an announcement of BCCI – Board of Control for Cricket in India.
The 13th edition IPL scheduled to start on 29th March 2020, was officially postponement by the BCCI secretary Jay Shah who stated in the press release.
- “Due to the evolving global health concerns regarding COVID-19 and lockdown measures implemented by the Government of India to contain the spread of the pandemic, the IPL Governing Council of the BCCI has decided that the IPL 2020 Season will be suspended till further notice,”
- “The health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and as such, the BCCI along with the Franchise Owners, Broadcaster, Sponsors and all the Stakeholders acknowledge that the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”
Mr. Shah elaborate that:
- “BCCI will continue to monitor and review the situation regarding a potential start date in close partnership with all of its stakeholders and will continue to take guidance from the Government of India, State Governments and other State Regulatory bodies.”