DD Sports to telecast cricket matches from the 2000s amid the 21-day coronavirus lockdown

Amid the lockdown, there are no matches for fans to witness as all major sporting events have either been called off or postponed.

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The wrath of Coronavirus has put the world at a halt and the pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe since the start of its spread. The pandemic has infected over 12 lakh individual around the world and more than 69,000 people have died after being infected by the novel coronavirus. The spread of the virus has compelled everyone to abide by the lockdown and stay indoors as a precaution against the life-threatening virus.

Sports scenario across the globe has also been stopped due to the pandemic. Amid the lockdown, there are no matches for fans to witness as all major sporting events have either been called off or postponed in the wake of the debacle.

Meanwhile, BCCI and the Government of India have made a special announcement for fans. At the time where every Indian cricket fan is getting bored in isolation, BCCI and Government of India have announced that they have decided to telecast cricket highlights from the 2000s. The Indian fans will be cherished by reliving the glorious 2000s as DD Sports is set to telecast matches from that era.

“The 2000s cricket rewind. The BCCI and Government of India bring you cricket highlights from the past. Sit back and enjoy the action on @ddsportschannel,” announced BCCI on Twitter along with suggesting everyone to stay home and stay safe during the pandemic.

IPL 2020 also looks bleak due to coronavirus outbreak

Recently, Star Sports also announced that they will be showing India vs Pakistan encounters amid the 21-day lockdown. Star Sports had announced that from April 4 to April 10, the channel will be dishing out World Cup matches played between the two rivals since 1992.

With no live cricket or sporting event in place, channels are doing their best to serve engaging content for their fans. The whole cricket fraternity was awaiting IPL 2020 to kick off from 29th March. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe, the tournament was pushed further to 15th April. But considering the current scenario, the possibility of the tournament looks slim and several reports have also suggested that 2020 edition of the cash-rich league will be called off.