Swashbuckling opening batsman Rohit Sharma on Thursday mentioned that the 13th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) might be held as soon as the scenario associated to the coronavirus outbreak settles down within the nation.
His remarks got here throughout a stay chat with former England batsman Kevin Pietersen on Instagram.
When Pietersen requested the Mumbai Indians skipper whether or not the event will go forward this yr or not, Sharma replied: “At some stage, when things settle down, it might happen, who knows”.
Earlier this month, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) determined to postpone the IPL to April 15, 2020, as a precautionary measure.
“The BCCI is concerned and sensitive about all its stakeholders, and public health in general, and it is taking all necessary steps to ensure that, all people related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience,” the BCCI had mentioned in an official assertion.
The board additionally assured that it’s going to work in unison with the Sports Ministry and can adhere to the rules issued.
The 13th version of IPL was scheduled to begin from March 29, with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings assembly on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for the primary match.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the overall variety of COVID-19 constructive circumstances have risen to 649 in India (together with 593 lively circumstances, 42 cured/discharged folks) and 13 deaths.