There is no exaggeration in stating that there has been no sector or person in India that remained unaffected by the Coronavirus news which has been taking a toll with soaring infected list. Delhi stood as one of the most affected in the county with almost 19 positive cases, while the state government has geared up in containing the novel virus.
Hours after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that all the schools, colleges, shopping malls and movie theatres will remain shut until March 31st, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia dropped news which came as a disappointment to many of the sports fans. Taking to a press conference on Friday, Sisodia stated that the nation’s capital decided to impose a ban on the most-awaited Indian Premium League(IPL) 2020 that is scheduled to be held in the city.
In a move to prevent the spread of dreadful disease, the Delhi government has also imposed a ban on all sports gatherings including IPL, conference, sports events and seminars for the next month. Addressing the same, Sisodia appealed the citizens to avoid mass gatherings and to take all necessary precautions.
In no time, rumours floated that Maharastra which usually holds a majority of the IPL matches is also speculating to ban the matches in their state. Meanwhile, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited all Indian Premier League team franchises for IPL Governing Council meeting on Friday.