In view of the ongoing Novel Corona Virus COVID-19 outbreak, the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI )announced that all matches of the Paytm Irani Cup, Senior Women’s One-Day Knockout, Vizzy Trophy, Senior Women’s One-Day Challenger, Women’s Under 19 One-Day knockout, Women’s Under 19 T20 League, Super League and knockout, Women’s Under 19 T20 Challenger Trophy, Women’s Under 23 knockout, Women’s Under 23 One-Day Challenger have been put on hold till further notice.
The Sports Ministry also followed this up by making it clear that all sporting events should be canceled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. And, if it is unavoidable, the events should be held behind closed doors so as to avoid mass gatherings.
Coronavirus in India: Road Safety World Series Postponed
The Road Safety World Series T20 competition began on March 7 to much fanfare at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Wankhede, which was filled to its 26000-strong capacity, only showed the enthusiasm that people had for the unique tournament, which featured the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes, and Tilakaratne Dilshan. Yesterday, the organizers announced that the matches of the tournament, which were scheduled to be played in Pune, were called off indefinitely.