COVID-19 has shown the worst sides of distress that has occurred during a virus outbreak. Almost all the mass gatherings from pilgrims to Mecca and all the other workshops and conferences have been put to a halt due to the virus. Similarly, the much-awaited sports league of the country Indian Premier League, IPL which was set to be played on March 29 has also been cancelled with no further announcement of postponement.
Due to visa restrictions imposed by the government to prevent the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, no foreign player will be available for this year’s IPL till 15 April, said a top BCCI source on Thursday.
The chances are high that the IPL might have to be canceled at least till the first date released by the authorities.
The foreign players who play in the IPL come under the Business Visa category. As per the government’s directive, they can’t come till 15 April, a BCCI source informed on conditions of anonymity. The fate of the IPL itself will be decided on 14 March at the event’s Governing Council meeting in Mumbai. All decisions will be taken by the GC in Mumbai.