Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad take on each other in a game of Battleship amid the Coronavirus lockdown
Several reports have suggested that IPL 2020 might be scheduled later in the year before the commencement of T20 World Cup 2020.
Updated - Apr 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Amid the stern situation of coronavirus pandemic spreading its wrath around the globe, the world is under lockdown where people are spending their time in isolation. Talking about India, amid the 21-day lockdown in the country, the confirmed cases have crossed 8000 and more than 273 deaths have been registered so far across the nation.
Due to the pandemic, the sporting world also has come to a halt as all major tournaments and matches have either been called off or postponed in the wake of the outbreak. The much-awaited IPL 2020 has also been severely hit because of the COVID-19 outbreak and the feasibility of the tournament looks slim. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has also admitted that the chances of IPL 2020 starting any time soon are bleak.
The thirteenth edition of the cash-rich league was slated to start from March 29. However, due to the coronavirus debacle, the league was pushed further to April 15. But considering the current stern situation across the world, the tournament is on the verge of cancellation or postponement. In such trying times, IPL franchises are doing their best to stay active on Twitter and Instagram and provide fans with some entertainment.
Coronavirus outbreak has put a halt to IPL 2020
During the quarantine period, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals have announced that they will take on each other in a game of Battleship at 4 pm on Sunday, ideally when the two sides were scheduled to clash in IPL 2020.
“MATCHDAY! We take on @SunRisers today in a game of Battleship! Ship Crossed swords. Everyone will have the best seat in the house for this one,” Royals said in a tweet.
MATCHDAY! We take on @SunRisers today in a game of Battleship! 🚢 ⚔️
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 12, 2020
“Today would’ve been #SRHvRR under normal circumstances! Instead of cricket, we’re bringing a game of #Battleship on Twitter to keep you all entertained today!” said Sunrisers on their Twitter handle.
Today would've been #SRHvRR under normal circumstances!
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 12, 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad– the David Warner side had recently grabbed the headlines by donating a hefty sum of INR 10 crores towards coronavirus relief funds. At the moment, many eminent names have come forward and donated to aid in the battle against the pandemic. Meanwhile, several reports have suggested that IPL 2020 might be scheduled later in the year before the commencement of T20 World Cup 2020.