“In view of the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak, the BCCI has decided that all the (domestic) matches including the Paytm Irani Cup, Senior Women’s One-Day Knockout, Vizzy Trophy, Senior Women’s One-Day Challenger, Women’s Under-19 One-Day knockout, Women’s Under-19 T20 League, Super League and knockout, Women’s Under-19 T20 Challenger Trophy, Women’s Under-23 knockout, Women’s Under-23 One-Day Challenger have been put on hold till further notice,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah mentioned in a press release.
The BCCI has already suspended the IPL 2020 until April 15 and has cancelled the remaining two ODIs towards South Africa schedule for March 12 and March 15 at Lucknow and Kolkata respectively.
The BCCI prime brass on Saturday met the group house owners in Mumbai to debate the way in which ahead for this yr’s IPL and touched upon a number of choices to conduct the event with out compromising on the safety points.
“There were six to seven options discussed during the meeting between team owners and BCCI including a curtailed IPL,” a BCCI official mentioned after the assembly in Mumbai.
In India, there have been two deaths and greater than 80 optimistic COVID-19 circumstances, leading to a authorities directive to close the followers out of sporting occasions to keep away from giant gatherings.
The official additionally confirmed that shifting the event overseas was not mentioned in any respect within the assembly. COVID-19 has resulted in additional than 5,000 deaths globally. Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia mentioned: “BCCI, IPL and (official broadcaster) Star (Sports) are clear that we are not looking at financial loss.”
Kolkata Knight Riders’ proprietor and Bollywood celebrity Shah Rukh Khan too expressed the emotions that security can’t be compromised upon.
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