AGENCIES, Kolkata: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has ruled out any threat to the Indian Premier League (IPL) or the South Africa series.
The first ODI is scheduled to take place on March 12 at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. IPL’s governing council chairman Brijesh Patel has shared his thoughts about the rising concerns around coronvirus and mentioned that as of now there are no changes made to the schedule and the plan for the upcoming IPL 2020.
Ganguly had recently cancelled a trip Dubai for the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting due to the coronavirus outbreak in Middle East.
Referring to the domestic scenario, Ganguly was quoted as saying by IANS in Mumbai: “Nothing in India. Not even discussed it (coronavirus)”.
Earlier this week, there were some coronavirus cases reported from Delhi and Jaipur.
Delhi and Jaipur have their own IPL franchises with Delhi Capitals representing Delhi and Rajasthan Royals representing Jaipur. Patel is confident that coronovirus outbreak would not affect the upcoming edition of IPL. At the same time, he insisted that the authorities are monitoring all the developments.
“There is no threat as of now and we are keeping a tab (on the situation),” said Patel when asked whether there is any threat to IPL due to coronavirus.
The IPL kicks off with opening match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on March 29.