No Coronavirus threat to South Africa series, IPL: BCCI

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India is monitoring the development of the coronavirus outbreak in the country but says there is no current threat to its flagship Indian Premier League, with the franchise-based tournament scheduled to start later this month.The 13th season of the eight-team IPL, which is played in cricket’s shortest Twenty20 format, is scheduled to begin on March 29 with a match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The national team, however, will take on South Africa for three One-day internationals before that, starting with the first match in the northern Indian city of Dharamsala next Thursday.”We are keeping a tab on the situation. Before the IPL we have the South Africa series. Everything is on the schedule currently,” IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel told Reuters on Thursday. Coronavirus has had a major impact on sports with a number of international sporting events either canceled or postponed after the outbreak. AgenciesAlso Read: FIFA, AFC to postpone football activities due to coronavirus outbreakAlso Watch: Ex-AAGSU president Prem Tamang joins BJPlast_img read more