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IPL postponed indefinitely due to corona virus

New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been postponed indefinitely after the lockdown in India was extended due to the Corona virus.

The lockdown was initially announced by the Indian government until April 5, but due to the rapidly growing cases in the country, the government has extended the lockdown until May 3.

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No formal announcement of the event was announced by Indian cricket officials, but the suspension of the world’s largest cricket league was inevitable due to the lockdown expansion.

Like other sports in the world, the IPL has been postponed, which was to be held from March 29 this year.

A team official told AFP on condition of anonymity that we have been told that the cancellation is currently underway and that we will try to hold the event at the end of the year when we see a suitable opportunity.

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According to media reports, all IPL teams were informed Wednesday that the indefinite postponement and now intends to hold the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) event in September-October.

Ganguly, the head of the BCCI, hoped that sports activities would start soon around the world.

Ganguly had said that life was halted everywhere in the world, so what would be the future of sports?

Due to worldwide restrictions, players will no longer be able to travel and new visas will not be issued due to sanctions restrictions, so the event will not be possible for the next few weeks.

Former IPL Indian batsman VVS Lakshman said the IPL should be linked to the T20 World Cup which is scheduled in October and November.

The former cricketer, who served as advisor to the Sun Raiders Hyderabad, told Star Sports, “I think most cricket boards around the world recognize the fact that the IPL is a big tournament and if it is before the World Cup If held, then the environment will become.

He hoped that everything would get better and no one would be in danger and once that happened, the cricket calendar would be launched from the IPL.

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Some cricketers, including former English cricketers, suggested that the event be shortened and that the IPL should be held in 4 weeks instead of 8 weeks and matches should be played at the closed stadium.

The league is extremely profitable for both the Indian Cricket Board and the Indian economy, and the Indian economy is expected to earn $ 11 billion from the league this year.

The IPL is the world’s largest and most profitable league for financially viable players, and it can be deduced that the most expensive players purchased for the league this year were Australian fast bowler Pete Cummins whose Services were received by Kolkata Knight Rider for $ 2.17 million (Rs 366.76 million Pakistani rupees).

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