Coronavirus Pandemic: BCCI Puts All Domestic Cricket Including Irani Cup on Hold

The BCCI on Saturday placed on maintain all its remaining home tournaments, together with the blue riband Irani Cup match between Remainder of India and Ranji Trophy champions Saurashtra, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an announcement signed by BCCI secretary Jay Shah, the Board mentioned distinguished tournaments that stand postponed are the Irani Cup, Vizzy Trophy, Senior Ladies’s One-Day Knockout and the Senior Ladies’s One-Day Challenger, amongst others.

The junior ladies’s tournaments, placed on maintain till additional discover, embrace the Below-19 One-Day knockout, Below-19 T20 League, Tremendous League and knockout, Below-19 T20 Challenger Trophy, Below-23 knockout and Below-23 One-Day Challenger.

This announcement got here after the BCCI had on Friday suspended the IPL from March 29 to April 15 on account of government-imposed journey restrictions and refusal of three states to host any matches.

And a curtailed Indian Premier League was one of many choices mentioned at Saturday’s assembly between BCCI and the eight IPL franchise homeowners in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic whilst Kings XI Punjab’s Ness Wadia mentioned that he would not know when the T20 occasion will start.

“We can’t and nobody, you recognize, is ready at this time to say when it will begin. We are going to evaluate the state of affairs after two to a few weeks. And hopefully by then the circumstances will cut back,” Wadia advised reporters after IPL homeowners’ assembly with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.

A Board supply, nevertheless, caught to itemizing the choices that had been mentioned on the assembly.

“There have been six to seven choices mentioned through the assembly between group homeowners and BCCI together with a curtailed IPL,” the supply advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

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