The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has virtually shut down and asked the employees to work from home amid Coronavirus pandemic.
“The BCCI employees were today notified that the headquarters at the Wankhede Stadium will be as good as closed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.”
A number of sporting events have either been postponed or canceled due to the outburst of coronavirus. Earlier, BCCI also postponed the Indian Premier League (IPL) till April 15 while India’s ODI series against South Africa was also canceled due to the same reason.
IPL was originally scheduled to begin from March 29 when Mumbai Indians would have locked horns with Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium.
Even the final day of the Ranji Trophy 2019/20 season was held in front of empty stands.
Apart from India, Australia too canceled their ODi series against New Zealand after just one match while their women team’s tour of South Africa was also postponed.
A number of international players left the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in between and flew back home.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also decided to postpone the Asia XI vs World XI series. The Road Safety World Series has also been canceled.