The Sports Ministry has made it clear that the destiny of the 13th version of the Indian Premier League can be decided solely after the federal government comes out with a recent advisory after April 15, maintaining in thoughts the state of affairs as regards to the coronavirus outbreak.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju reiterated that whereas it’s the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which decides on cricketing issues, the pandemic is one thing which has a direct impact on the loves of the residents of the nation.
“After April 15 the government will come up with new advisory and guidelines according to the situation. BCCI is a body that looks after cricket which is not an Olympic sport. But here it is not the question of the sporting event alone but a question of the safety of the citizens. In an event there will be thousands of spectators. So it is not just for the sports bodies or sportspersons it is for every citizen of the country,” he stated.
The BCCI earlier put the IPL on maintain until April 15 regardless that the event was set to start out from March 29 after the federal government issued a journey advisory which made it clear that overseas gamers wouldn’t be issued visas to return into the nation. This was completed in a gathering on March 11.
The Sports Ministry on March 12 made it clear that every one sporting occasions ought to be cancelled within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. And whether it is unavoidable, the occasions ought to be held behind closed doorways in order to keep away from mass gatherings.
The Delhi authorities went a step additional and stated that there would be no IPL matches within the nationwide capital until March 31.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly additionally knowledgeable the media after the assembly with IPL franchise homeowners final Saturday on the BCCI HQ in Mumbai that every one calls would be taken maintaining in thoughts the advisory from the federal government.