IPL 2020 gets pushed to April 15 due to Coronavirus scare CONFIRMS BCCI

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IPL 2020 gets pushed to April 15 due to Coronavirus scare CONFIRMS BCCI
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Indian Premier League 2020, which was scheduled to begin on March 29 with the opening day seeing a clash between last year's winner Mumbai Indians and last year’s runner-up team Chennai Super Kings, has now been pushed to April 15 owing to the Coronavirus. On March 13, 2020, BCCI announced that the 13th edition of the IPL has been put on hold till April 15. This decision comes after the New Delhi Government shut down cinema halls and schools in the capital city owing to Coronavirus concerns.

The BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has given a statement, "The BCCI is concerned and sensitive about all its stakeholders, and public health in general, and it is taking all necessary steps to ensure that, all people related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience." The revised schedule of IPL 2020 will have a few changes in the format which haven't been disclosed yet. This is done in regards to the Coronavirus outbreak across the globe. The dreadful virus has been spreading like wildfire. The WHO has declared it as a pandemic and it is now spreading rapidly in parts of India. 

Coronavirus has taken around 135,831 people in its clutches and has resulted in 4,990 deaths worldwide. Delhi has reported 11 cases of Coronavirus. A day ago, 2 people in Mumbai, Maharashtra were tested positive for Coronavirus. On March 12, India reported its first casualty due to COVID-19. Around 75 people in India have been diagnosed with Coronavirus. The state has also banned tourists and other people from travelling to India from other countries.

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