Corona Virus and its threat is increasing with every day. In a latest development to the corona cases, Maharashtra Govt. has banned the sale of tickets of IPL matches in Maharashtra this season. According to the reports, Maharashtra govt. has taken the decision after a number of cases of Corona Virus has been detected in the country.
After the meeting among Maharashtra’s top ministries, Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra’s Health Minister raising the concern of Corona Virus threat, has advised the BCCI to stage the league later some time in order to avoid the Corona Virus Threat. Tope said, “There is always a possible danger of spread (of contagious diseases) when large numbers of people gather in one place… Such (IPL) events can always be organised later.”
With the Corona threat increasing with each day, the health ministry in India has also raised its concerns to the sports ministry regarding the mass gatherings. A meeting is also expected between the brass of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the health ministry next week.
There are also reports that IPL GC will also have a meeting on Saturday (March 14) to discuss- the viability of hosting amidst Corona Virus threat and other issues. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel also made clear BCCI’s stand on Corona Virus threat. He told, “We are monitoring the situation for now and will have an update once a decision is taken.”
Earlier, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Friday reiterated that “everything is on schedule” and also provided assurance that, “We will take all precautions. I don’t know what the exact measures will be yet because the medical team is still discussing them.”
The mega tournament is all set to get underway from 29 March at Wankhede with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings taking on each other.