Sports events all around the globe have been affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus. One of these events was the cahs-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) that was suspended till April 15.
But the extended lockdown in the country has further delayed the 13th edition of the tournament. PM Modi on Sunday declared that the lockdown will go till April 14.
IPL was originally scheduled to begin from March 29 when Mumbai Indians would have locked horns with Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium.
The remaining two ODIs between India and South Africa were also called-off due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The two matches were scheduled to take place in Lucknow and Kolkata in front of empty stands.
The Indian Sports Ministry had issued an advisory for all the National Sports Federations to “ensure that no public gathering takes place in any sporting event” in the country.
The BCCI had issued a statement that the medical team has been monitoring the Coronavirus situation and the players, support staff and state associations have been briefed about the WHO’s guidelines.
The Corona Virus outburst has been rapidly increasing. After China, Italy became the second country that has been locked down. Apart from Italy, Spain, Germany, US, UK, Iran, South Korea and some more countries have been suffering from the outburst.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared COVID-19 disease to be a pandemic.