The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The cash-rich league was initially slated to begin in March-end but was later postponed till April 15.
A number of sports events were either canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak and the IPL was not different. The first match was scheduled to take place between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Mumbai.
Mumbai is the most successful franchise in the IPL winning the title four times while CSK have lifted the trophy thrice. Apart from them, Kolkata Knight Riders have also won the IPL title twice under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir.
CSK was slapped with a two-year ban (2017 and 2018) after the co-owners were allegedly involved in a spot-fixing scandal.
CSK owner N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s came in the limelight. Meiyappan’s name came forward as he was accused of betting and leaking the information about the team to the bookies. He was later found guilty for the same in 2014.