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One positive case of coronavirus could kill the IPL: Franchise owner

Saturday, August 8, 2020 • Tamil Sport News Comments

After months of deliberation over the organization of the Indian Premier League 2020, the BCCI recently received approval from the Indian government to hold the 13th edition of the tournament in the UAE, set to begin on September 19.

Players taking part in the matches as well as the people associated with the event are required to take utmost precautions as the pandemic is still at its peak across most countries in the world. Expressing concern over the same, Kings XI Punjab'a co-owner Ness Wadia mentioned to a news agency that the entire IPL could be doomed even if one person tested positive for the viral infection that has been wreaking havoc all over the world for over six months now. "There is much speculation going on. I think it is ridiculous. The only thing we (team owners) know is that the IPL is happening. We are very concerned about the safety of the players and all others involved. Even if there is one case, the IPL could be doomed. We have to adjust and acclimatise to the (bio-secure) environment. One case could kill the IPL. Extraneous circumstances require ordinary people to do extraordinary things."

According to a statement by BCCI secretary Jay Shah, IPL 2020 will be played from 19th September and the final will be played on 10th November 2020. The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST. The matches will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

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