The 2020 IPL version was slated to begin from March 29 however with the coronavirus outbreak it was first deferred until April 15 and now with the extension of nation-wide lockdown in India until May 3, it has been indefinitely suspended.
Apparently, the Sri Lanka cricket board has written to their Indian counterparts whereby they’ve provided to host the IPL.
“Apparently it will cost the BCCI and its stakeholders more than $500 million to cancel the IPL,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Shammi Silva, SLC president, as telling to Sinhala every day Lankadeepa. “So maybe they’ll minimise these losses by internet hosting the match in a foreign country.
“If they play it in Sri Lanka, it is simple for Indian audiences to observe the video games on TV. There’s precedent for this as a result of they’ve performed the IPL in South Africa earlier than. We’re ready for the Indian board to reply to our proposal,” he added.
On two events previously, the IPL has been shifted out of India. The 2009 version of the IPL had been moved to South Africa because of Lok Sabha elections. In 2014, the UAE had hosted the primary two weeks of IPL additionally due to the final meeting polls in India.
“If the Indian board does conform to play the match right here, we’re prepared to supply amenities consistent with the necessities and suggestions of medical professionals. It could be a considerable supply of revenue for Sri Lankan cricket as effectively,” Silva mentioned.
Sri Lanka has to date registered fewer variety of coronavirus circumstances as in comparison with India. Till now, the nation has over 230 COVID-19 circumstances whereas seven lives have been misplaced within the island nation.
However, the lockdown imposed in Sri Lanka is much more extreme than that in most components of India, with a curfew having been put in place for nearly 4 weeks. The Sri Lanka authorities stays optimistic about eliminating the virus from the nation and if the purpose is achieved, then Sri Lanka can turn out to be a viable possibility as an IPL venue. However, even then, the federal government clearance could be required to host such an enormous match.
In India, the situation is worse as greater than 13,000 confirmed circumstances have been reported up to now with greater than 400 folks dropping their lives to coronavirus.
BCCI can also be trying on the two choices of getting an IPL this yr. They wish to organise the occasion in September and early October earlier than the T20 World Cup in Australia or internet hosting it on the expense of the T20 World Cup if the ICC, Cricket Australia and different stakeholders are all in settlement.
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