IPL 2020 was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. © Twitter
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday postponed the Indian Premier League (IPL) indefinitely. The IPL, scheduled to start on March 29, was earlier postponed till April 15, but with the nationwide lockdown enforced to fight the coronavirus pandemic in India extended till May 3, the cricket board has postponed the cash-rich league until further notice. The BCCI may or may not consider a September-October window and may take a call depending on the global situation.
The decision comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the lockdown, which has been in place since March.
On Tuesday, news agency PTI had reported that the BCCI had informed all the eight franchises about the postponement.
“Yes, the BCCI has intimated us that IPL has been postponed for the time being but they are hopeful of finding a window later this year as and when things normalise,” a veteran franchise official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.