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Hope IPL can go on: Shah Rukh Khan


India is taking various steps to tackle the pandemic coronavirus situation. One of which is the decision to cancel all games by April 15. The government of India has declared a ‘catastrophic disaster’ of the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the country.

Hope IPL can go on: Shah Rukh Khan

The Indian Premier League (IPL), the home-grown franchise-based cricket tournament, faces uncertainty because of this. In the meanwhile, the IPL has been taken back to April 15 this year.

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It is expected that this year’s IPL may be canceled if the current situation does not improve. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has said that the IPL will be cut this time if it is not able to recover in time.

One of the most successful teams in the tournament Kolkata Knight Riders owner, Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan’s belief that the current stalemate will be over soon and the IPL will be commenced soon. Shahrukh expressed his optimism after meeting with the IPL Governing Council on Saturday.

On social media Twitter, he wrote, “Wonderful to meet all the Franchise owners ‘off the field’ so to say. The meeting by BCCI and IPL was to reiterate what all of us feel…safety first of the spectators, players management & cities we play in. All directives of the health agencies & govt to be followed..”

He also wrote, “Hope the spread of the virus subsides & the show can go on. BCCI & team owners in consultation with the govt will keep a close watch & decide the way fwd in the health interest of ever1. Lovely 2 meet every1 & then sanitise ourselves repeatedly..”

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