On Tuesday, the fate of the cricket event IPL 2020 will be decided over a conference call because the positive cases in the country are increasing rapidly. On March 23 Board of Control for Cricket in India will have a conference call with the Indian Premier League franchises to discuss the possibility of IPL 2020.
As per the source, IPL franchises and BCCI will have a conference call on this Tuesday to discuss the possible prospects and further way of IPL 2020.
The BCCI office has also closed so no meeting can be held there similarly no meeting can be held in the hotel. So, they have opted for the conference call.
On 13th March, the BCCI and IPL Governing Council decided to suspend the event till 15th April as a precautionary measure in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
BCCI had also asked their employees to work from as the distress over Covid-19 coronavirus continued to rise in the nation.
Till now, the total number of positive cases in India has climbed up to 275, including 23 foreigners, the Union Health Minister of India said on Friday.
As many as 23 people in the country have been cured of the infection. All over the world, pandemic disease has claimed more than 11,000 lives.
IPL could be deferred to next year if April 15 deadline missed
IPL 2020 was scheduled to be played in nine cities across the country from March 29 to May 24. An IPL official is claiming that unpredictability is revolving around the nature of coronavirus calamity left the BCCI with no choice but to suspend the start for now.
If anyhow, the IPL starts, it would be around April 20, but the decision will be made before April 10. But if IPL 2020 tournament doesn’t start by April 20, then it will have to lay on the table till next year.
If we look closely at the dates, then it can be assumed that the six-week window from April 21 to May 31 is enough to host 60 matches with “multiple double-headers. But the final decision is all depending on the extent of virus Covid-19 in the first week of April 2020.
IPL 2020: BCCI to incur heavy losses if IPL 2020 gets canceled
If this 13th edition of the Indian Premier League gets cancel, then it may leave a heavy blow on BCCI’s financial plans of the year. As IPL is a massive revenue-generating stream. The figures which have emerged in a report states that BCCI could face losses of amounting to ₹3,869.50 crores.
These losses are supposed to come in the form of digital revenue and broadcast that the Board of Control for Cricket in India is supposed to earn from sponsors. Even the Indian Premier League’s primary broadcasters sold off their advertising spots for IPL 2020, two months before the commencement of the tournament’s original starting date.