Sports Desk- The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been postponed indefinitely due to Coronavirus. Governing Council chairman of IPL, Bijesh Patel has said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been continuing its contingency plans for IPL 2020. Patel said the governing body is looking at the September-October window to host the IPL.
Brijesh Patel, says he is waiting for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) formal announcement on the T20 World Cup, one that’s been pending for a while now, before preparations can get underway to host this year’s edition.
IPL 2020 was scheduled to get underway on March 29 but the T20 tournament was postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Patel, said the BCCI is waiting for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take a call on the T20 World Cup, which is slated to be held from October 18 to November 15 in Australia.
The ICC was expected to take a final decision on the T20 World Cup on May 28 which then got deferred to June 10 and is now expected to resume on June 14, Monday.
Patel, meanwhile, said India is the first choice venue to host the IPL but the BCCI will take into account the Covid-19 situation during September and October and consult with the government before taking a final call. Only recently, the UAE cricket board had offered to host the postponed IPL this year.