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BCCI President confirms IPL 2020 to go as per schedule in Corona Virus scare


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Friday asserted that the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will take place according to the fixed schedule despite growing Corona Virus pandemic around the golbe.

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While talking to Press Trust of India (PTI), Ganguly said IPL which is set to start from March 29 in Mumbai is “very much on schedule.”

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“IPL is very much on. Everywhere, the tournaments are going on. England are already in Sri Lanka. South Africa are here. There are no issues,” Ganguly confirmed.

“County teams are travelling all over the world. They are travelling to Abu Dhabi, UAE to play. So there is no problem,” he added.

The BCCI President assured adequate precautionary measures regarding any medical issues will be ensured during the tournament.

“We will take all precautions. I don’t know exactly what are the extra measures. It’s only medical team which will tell us about that,” he said.

“The medical team is already in touch with the hospitals so that everything is available. We will do what the doctors say. They are the professionals.

“All medical issues will be addressed by the medical team. Every tournament will go on,” he added.

India’s Corona Virus toll has risen to 31 that includes 16 Italian tourists.

Major international sporting events have been either postponed or cancelled world wide amidst the Corona Virus outbreak.

The fate of the Tokyo Olympics in July-August is also under threat as Japan has fallen into one of the badly affected regions. 

In Italy, the government ordered all Serie A matches to be played behind closed arenas with no fans allowed to witness the live action until April 3. The Six Nations rugby game between Italy and England scheduled on March 14 in Rome has also been postponed.

On Thursday, Nepal’s domestic T20 tournament, the Everest Premier League scheduled to start from March 14 was postponed for indefinite period of time.

The ICC World Cup Challenge League in Malaysia set to be started on March 16 has also been postponed.

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