Indian cricket authorities have postponed the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world's largest cricket league, to April 15 in view of the growing threat of the Coronavirus globally.
The Indian Premier League was scheduled to start on March 29 this month, but top officials, including Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Saru Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, agreed to postpone the league following the government's advice.
The IPL has sent a message to all the franchisees that the authorities will meet with all team owners in Mumbai on Saturday to give a detailed briefing on the matter.
The IPL has been canceled until April 15 as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus, the BCCI statement said on Friday.
The statement said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India is very sensitive to the health of all stakeholders, especially the public and all necessary steps are being taken to safeguard all IPL affiliates.
Remember that the IPL is not the only sports competition in the world infected with the Coronavirus, but rather the National Basketball Association (NBA), one of the world's most famous UEFA Champions League and one of the world's most expensive leagues. Has also canceled recent contests due to the Coronavirus.
In many countries of the world, including the Pakistan Super League, it has decided to hold sports events without spectators, while Italy, the most affected country, has a complete lockdown in Italy and all sports contests have been canceled.
Today the contests of the famous Spanish Football League 'La Liga' have also been canceled while the competition of the famous Australian Grand Prix has been suspended slightly.
Similarly, the ATP Tour has canceled all tennis tournaments and the next dates for the matches will be announced later, while the World Health Organization has issued a warning to all countries to try as much as possible. Do not let your people get together in the event of a gathering.