IPL 2020 suspended till further notice due to Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic Concerns all over the world. The tournament was originally scheduled to begin on March 29. Initially it was postponed until April-15.
BCCI media release signed by board secretary Jay Shah stated, “Due to the evolving global health concerns regarding COVID-19 and lockdown measures implemented by the Government of India to contain the spread of the pandemic, the IPL Governing Council of the BCCI has decided that the IPL 2020 Season will be suspended till further notice.”
“BCCI will continue to monitor and review the situation regarding a potential start date in close partnership with all of its stakeholders and will continue to take guidance from the Government of India, State Governments and other State Regulatory bodies.”
“The health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and as such, the BCCI along with the Franchise Owners, Broadcaster, Sponsors and all the Stakeholders acknowledge that the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”, a BCCI media release signed by board secretary Jay Shah stated.
Several sporting events already have been canceled. Tokyo Olympic already scheduled to 2021.