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Amazing Fleeting story about the IPL…

  1. The Indian Premier League(IPL) is a trained Twenty20 cricket league in India contested through March or April and May of every year by eight organisations representing eight various centres in India. 
  2. The league was established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008. The IPL has an independent window in ICC Future Tours Programme.
  3. The IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world and in 2014 ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues.
  4. In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting occasion in the business to be broadcast live on YouTube.
  5. The brand value of the IPL in 2019 was ₹475 billion (US$6.7 billion), according to Duff & Phelps.
  6. According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season provided ₹5 billion (US$160 million) to the GDP of the Indian market.
  7. There have been twelve divisions of the IPL tourney. The current IPL title tenants are the Mumbai Indians, who gained the 2019 season

BCCI on Friday suspended the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting on March 29, till April 15, bowing to the pressure of the Corona epidemic. BCCI Secretary Jai Shah said in a statement, “The Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend IPL 2020 till 15 April 2020 as a stinging step against the situation arising out of the coronavirus.”

This is suspension, not postponement…

Earlier, the Delhi government had said that no sports activity would be allowed in the capital due to health crisis and after that, the BCCI took this decision. Delhi is the home town of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. The BCCI statement has made it clear that it is ‘suspension’, not ‘postpone’ – which means that there is no clarity on whether the tournament will start from 15 April. 

IPL 2020 season to end in 40 days!

The official said, ‘We need some time to do this.’ The IPL was first to begin from March 29 and end on May 24 and thus the tournament would run for 56 days. If the BCCI can start the tournament from April 15, it will run for 40 days, as it will not be possible to pull it further because of the ICC Future Tour Program (FTP) of other international teams.

The official said, “Either make a slight change in the format for each team to face each team twice or we make as many ‘double-header’ matches as possible. It was decided this year that only five doubleheaders would be played, but things have changed a lot now. ”The franchise owners are also hoping that if the IPL starts on April 15, then the state governments that have signed for the matches Denied permission, they give the green signal to improve the situation.

Besides this.

The remaining two matches of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa have been cancelled. The BCCI took this decision given the increasing threat of Coronavirus. This information was given by a BCCI official. The remaining two ODIs between India and South Africa were scheduled to be held in Lucknow and Kolkata.

The first match of the three-match ODI series against South Africa was rained down. This match had to be cancelled without throwing any ball. On the other hand, the result of the horrific effects of Coronavirus is that it has been decided not to hold the remaining two matches of the series.

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