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Mumbai2 hours agoAuthor: Chandresh Narayanan for Bhaskar
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IPL chairman Brajesh Patel has postponed the tournament indefinitely.
The excitement of IPL, the world’s largest cricket league, took a break after 24 days and 29 matches. The league’s 14th season has been postponed due to increased cases of Corona in the bio-bubble. League chairman Brajesh Patel said, ‘The tournament has been postponed indefinitely.
We will explore the next window for the tournament to be held. This is not likely this month. The announcement was made after Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra were found to be Karona positive. Before the start of the league and postponement, 8 players and some support staff had become positive. Now when the league starts again, it will start from the 30th match itself. There are 31 matches left. The final of the league was to be held on 30 May.
Now, as many big series are already scheduled between June and December, it is difficult to find a period of about one month to conduct the remaining matches of the IPL. Anyway, all is not well in the IPL this time. Its viewership has fallen by 35 percent.
There are very few chances of completion of the league this year …
… According to the current schedule of the teams, 16 days of September and 17 days of October, that is, a total of 33 days window. During this time, the matter of organizing the remaining matches in the UAE has arisen, but considering the situation of Corona in the country, the T20 World Cup is also considered to be in the UAE. If IPL happens, players of all teams will have to play many matches before the T20 World Cup. No team wants to increase this workload on their players before the World Cup.