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BCCI suspends IPL 2020 till 'further notice'

BCCI suspends IPL 2020 till 'further notice'

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided today to suspend the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 Season till further notice.

"Due to the evolving global health concerns regarding Covid-19 and lockdown measures implemented by the Government of India to contain the spread of the pandemic, the IPL Governing Council of the BCCI has decided that the IPL 2020 season will be suspended till further notice," the board said after a lot of deliberations.

There were assumptions made that the BCCI could organize the tournament around August or September as a preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.

"The health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and as such, the BCCI along with the franchise owners, broadcaster, sponsors and all the stakeholders acknowledge that the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so," said board Secretary Jay Shah.

BCCI said it will continue to monitor and review the situation regarding a potential start date in close partnership with all of its stakeholders and will continue to take guidance from the Government of India, state governments and other state regulatory bodies..