EPL postponed due to coronavirus
The organisers of the Everest Premier League (EPL) have announced that the 2020 tournament has been postponed due the threat of the coronavirus COVID-19.
The tournament was scheduled to commence on March 14 at TU Cricket Ground , with the final date being March 28.
But now, with the outbreak of coronavirus starting to make its presence felt across the globe, Nepal’s T20 league has become the first cricket tournament to get affected by coronavirus.
Holding a press meet on Thursday, the organisers said that the tournament has been postponed until further notice, as Nepal is at high risk of a possible outbreak of coronavirus.
“We are naturally all sad at today’s announcement of having to temporarily postpone the 2020 EPL, but we simply have to put the health and wellbeing of all Nepalis and our overseas players before everything else,” Aamir Akhtar, the competition’s managing director, said.
“It was crucial that we announced this decision now at the earliest possible juncture to ensure the minimum possible disruption to all of our stakeholders, who are integral parts of the ongoing success and growth of the league.”
The 2020 edition of EPL was set to feature world-renowned cricketers including Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla, Dwayne Smith and Corey Anderson among others.