The news of the league’s postponement also comes one week after BCCI Chief Executive Officer Hemang Amin sent an email to all parties involved in the IPL assuring them of their safety inside the bio-bubble.
However, the cases within four teams forced the board’s hand on Tuesday afternoon with the IPL GC and BCCI making the ‘unanimous decision’ to postpone the league.
But, Does ‘Postpone’ Mean it Will Restart Later?
Unlikely. The BCCI’s statement made it clear that the season, as it stands right now, is over and the players will be sent back home which means a resumption in the next few weeks is out of question.
June has India playing New Zealand in the World Test Championship final in England which leaves the window between July and September during which India is scheduled to play Sri Lanka and then England, according to the ICC’s FTP.
The months of October and November have India hosting the men’s ICC T20 World Cup which rules out the question of any other tournament…