The 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will no longer begin on March 29. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has postponed the tournament till April 15, due to the threat of Coronavirus. The first IPL was to begin on March 29 with the match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), to be played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Now the IPL will not start till April 15.
Just in: The start date of IPL 2020 has been postponed from March 29 to April 15 pic.twitter.com/Pff52k58Yz
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🚨Announcement🚨: #VIVOIPL suspended till 15th April 2020 as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 13, 2020
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to reschedule the IPL. Earlier, the Delhi government had ruled not to allow IPL matches to be held in the city in view of the Kovid-19 (coronavirus) epidemic. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India has postponed the IPL till April 15, 2020, given the current situation,” the BCCI press release said.