Due to the fear of the Corona virus, many sports events have been canceled around the world, so teams from many countries are avoiding visiting other countries. Now IPL is no longer untouched by this. Now the crisis in front of this league is that it should either be canceled or it should be organized without audience. In view of the rising outbreak of Corona virus, the Government of India has made it clear to the BCCI that it should organize all its matches without any audience. That is, matches should be organized, but it will not be possible for the spectators in the stadium to watch it.
The board has not put any favor on this proposal of the government, but the IPL franchises have accepted this condition of the government, but their condition is that foreign players playing in the IPL are allowed to give visas to visit India.
Let us tell you that foreign players come to India to take part in this league with a business visa and the Indian government has refused any foreign national to come to India till April 15. After this decision of the government, there has been a ban on the arrival of foreign players to India till April 15. Now it has to be seen whether the government heeds this request of the board or not.
Speaking to IANS, an official of an IPL franchise said that it has been made clear from the government that if the matches are organized without an audience, then we have no other option but to do it without an audience. Though it is sad for cricket fans, we have no other option as WHO has declared it an epidemic. The audience has no choice but to watch it on television, but the board should talk to the government that foreign players who play in the IPL should be allowed to come here before April 15.
The board official said that it is being said that the IPL will start from the second week of April and there is no truth in it. It will happen from its own time. Although we will suffer a lot due to the absence of spectators on the field, but it is not much bigger than not having IPL. On the other hand, if foreign players do not join this league, then the glow of the league will fade somewhere, in which case the board should urge them to allow these players to come to India on time. However, the final decision will be taken at the meeting of the IPL Governing Council in Mumbai on Saturday on how the IPL will be organized.