Future Actions On IPL Will Be Taken Keeping In Mind Public Health: BCCI

Publish On: 14 Mar, 2020 04:30 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

MUMBAI: BCCI or the Board Of Control for Cricket in India organised a meet at their headquarters with the owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise and it was decided that any further actions taken on the upcoming season of the league will be done while prioritising the best interest of public health due to the life-threatening Coronavirus outbreak.

Before this, on 13 March 2020, it was decided by the BCCI to postpone IPL 13 which was to begin from 29 March 2020 and was to continue till 15 April 2020. This was decided due to the epidemic of the highly contagious COVID-19. More than 80 individuals have been affected in the country, with 2 dead.

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At the meeting, the BCCI and the IPL franchises have come to a conclusion to "reiterated BCCI's stand of putting the safety and well-being of fans, athletes and employees as a priority".

A release by the BCCI also mentioned: "The board will continue to monitor and work closely with the government of India, state governments and other state regulatory bodies to decide on the future course of action in the best interest of public health."

Owner of the team, Kolkata Knight Riders, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan also attended the meeting. He revealed that the decision has been made to prioritise the safety of the spectators along with the directives issued by the government and health agencies when the 13th season of the cricket league begins.

The king of Bollywood took to Twitter to share the latest update with the people.

Parth Jindal, the co-owner of the Delhi Capitals also tweeted about the recent meeting.

A source aware of the recent developments also mentioned that all the three parties, BCCI, IPL and broadcaster Star came together when faced with a situation like this.

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The government also cancelled all the visas on 11 March 2020, except for some in the official categories amidst the rising Coronavirus cases. The visas have been cancelled till 15 April 2020.