IPL franchises postpone their camp
BCCI headquarters will be closed from tomorrow, employees will work from home; All IPL franchises postpone their camp
- RCB's training camp temporarily starts from March 21
- Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata teams have already banned their training sessions
- BCCI postpones all domestic tournaments including IPL
Game desk. Coronavirus cases are increasing in the country. In view of this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to keep the headquarters closed from Tuesday. The BCCI has asked employees to work from home. The news agency has confirmed the board's decision. The board has already postponed all domestic tournaments, including the IPL. Earlier, all the eight franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have canceled their training camps till further orders. Bengaluru team gave the information by tweeting on Monday.
The franchise tweeted, "This decision has been taken keeping in mind the safety of all." We appeal to all to follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. "RCB's training camp was to begin on 21 March. The 4-time champions Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata teams have already postponed their camps.
NCA closed zonal camps
The National Cricket Academy (NCA) has also closed all its zonal camps. However, the rehabilitation program at the Center in Bengaluru is still in progress.
13th season of IPL will be short: Sourav Ganguly
Earlier, the BCCI and all 8 franchises met in Mumbai on Saturday. Several options were discussed, including the shorter IPL format. After the meeting, Board President Sourav Ganguly had said that if the situation improves then the 13th season of IPL will be short. Because there has already been a delay of 15 days. However, it is not decided how short the tournament will be and how many matches will be short.
3 states refused to hold IPL matches
It will not be easy for the board to conduct IPL even after 15 April. Because Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra have refused to hold IPL matches. The league's three franchises Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have built their bases in these three states. In such a situation, till this state is not agreed, it cannot be held here.
Foreign players are also not allowed to come to the country till April 15
Apart from this, the visa ban imposed on foreign players can also cause trouble for franchisees. The central government imposed some restrictions related to travel and visas on Wednesday in view of Kovid-19. Under this, the visas of foreign nationals coming to India have been suspended from 13 March to 15 April. Only diplomatic, official, UN and international institutions, project and employment visas are exempted. Foreign players and support staff coming to the IPL get a business visa. In such a situation, they are not allowed to enter the country. What attitude does the government take after 15 April? Only then the picture of foreigners playing in the IPL will be clear.