As the coronavirus scare is taking toll of major events across the globe including the ‘Tokyo Olympics’ the IPL (Indian Premier League) looks on its radar. However, a statement by the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly cleared such speculations.
Ganguly said that the 13th edition of the world’s richest cricketing league would not be postponed. This comes at a time when Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that discussions are on in the government. The 13th edition of IPL is scheduled to kick start from the 29th March.
“There is always a danger of spread (of contagious diseases) when people gather in large numbers. Such events can always be organized later. So discussion is on whether to postpone the IPL,” said Rajesh Tope. Contrasting to this Ganguly confirmed that the event would go as per schedule.
“It’s on…and BCCI will take all protection (against coronavirus),” Ganguly said when asked how the board was dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. Senior officials from the BCCI confirmed that the board would replicate the precautionary guidelines recommended by the government.
The same would be send to players, franchises, airlines, team hotels, broadcast crews and everyone else involved in the running of the tournament.