‘We will go by the government decision’ – Former IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla on the possibility of IPL 2020
IPL 2020 was initially scheduled to begin from March 29.
Updated - Apr 10, 2020 12:32 pm
IPL 2020 has become a big headache for BCCI after Coronavirus outbreak. The cricket board postponed the tournament to mid-April following poor conditions due to the pandemic. But, the situations have not improved a bit from the past. Even, it has become more dangerous as far as human life is concerned. Meanwhile, Rajeev Shukla, the former IPL chairman has come out talking about the future of IPL 2020.
The sporting activities across the globe have come down to a standstill. Even, the global event like the Olympics has been postponed for a year. So, the chances are high that IPL 2020 might also get cancelled. But, BCCI is yet to take a decision over the same. It is the 13th edition of the cash-rich league. Surprisingly, it will be the first time that the tournament will get cancelled since it came into existence.
Rajeev Shukla gives his verdict on IPL 2020
Rajeev Shukla, the former IPL chairman said that he has not seen any preparations taking place to organize IPL. He highlighted that at the moment, the priority is to save the life of people from the killer virus. Finally, everything will depend on the decision taken by the government. And, everyone will stand by it according to former IPL chairman.
“I don’t see any preparation, our priority is to fight coronavirus and save people. See it will all depend on the government what decision they will take. We will go by the government decision,” Rajeev Shukla said as quoted by Times of India.
Shukla also recited that there are voices that the lockdown in the country might be extended. The 60-year-old concluded saying if anyone thinks that IPL can begin from 15th of April then it is not possible, “We are hearing that lockdown may extend. In this situation, if you think IPL can happen by April 15, it seems not possible,” added Shukla.
So far, Coronavirus has taken more than 95,000 lives across the globe. And, the death rate is increasing with each day passing. In India, a total of 199 people have lost their lives due to the novel virus and more than 5000 people have tested positive and are fighting against the COVID-19.