As widely predicted, the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to be cancelled in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic that is getting worse by the day. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier postponed the start of the tournament from March 29 to April 15. However, under the current circumstances, it is highly unlikely that the IPL will go ahead this year.
The IPL Governing Council will meet tomorrow March 14 to decide on the fate of IPL 2020 in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak throughout the world. As per the latest development, foreign players will not be able to feature in the tournament till April 15 due to suspension of visas in India.
Australia’s experienced left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc and England’s Test skipper Joe Root have opted out of the Indian Premier League 2020 auction to be held in Kolkata on December 19. On the other hand, five Australians have listed their names with a base price of Rs 2 crore. The names include Glenn Maxwell, who recently took a break from international cricket due to mental health issues, and Chris Lynn, who was surprisingly released by Kolkata Knight Riders.