Karnataka seeks Centre’s advice on holding RCB’s IPL matches in Bengaluru
By: Sports Desk |

Published: March 11, 2020 12:26:05 pm


RCB and its gamers. (Source: File Photo)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to start on March 29 and the Karnataka authorities has sought advice from the central authorities on whether or not matches must be held in state capital Bengaluru, given the unfold of the coronavirus.

“I have written to the Centre saying that IPL matches are scheduled to be held in Karnataka. We have mentioned in the letter that neighbouring Maharashtra has already taken a decision in this regard. We are awaiting Centre’s guidance on what action should be taken,” stated Medical Education Minister Dr Okay Sudhakar stated,

Meanwhile, Additional Chief Secretary Jawaid Akhtar stated, “The decision taken by the Maharashtra government will be taken into consideration by us before we make a final call.”

The Karnataka government reported three recent instances of individuals testing postive for the coronavirus on Tuesday.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa stated 4 individuals had examined constructive in the state up to now — a 46-year-old software program engineer who examined constructive on Monday, over every week after he returned from the US by way of Dubai; his spouse and daughter; and a 50-year-old man who returned from the US by way of London.

What India’s cricketing physique had stated earlier 

BCCI officials held a teleconference with their Sports Ministry counterparts final week to hunt advice on the well being influence forward of the IPL, which begins on March 29. They have been subsequently directed to the well being ministry.

Experts have suggested a discount in mass gatherings to keep away from the unfold of the virus. “If people do not go to watch the games, it affects the IPL’s significance and revenues. So spectator control is one issue that BCCI is facing,” a supply instructed The Indian Express.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had earlier stated that each one precautionary measures will probably be taken in order that the gamers and the spectators don’t get contaminated with the virus, including {that a} medical group is taking a look at finer particulars.

Nepal’s Everest Premier League was postponed after a government directive to chorus from mass gatherings amid fears concerning the transmission of COVID-19.

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