Former Indian legend assures of no threat to IPL due to coronavirus

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Former Indian legend and skipper Sourav Ganguly has stated that there is no threat to the Indian Premier League due to coronavirus, a devastating ailment that has shooked the whole world.

The Indian Premier League commences with a face-off between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at the prestigious Wankhede Stadium on March 29 while the final will take place on 24 May.

IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel on Tuesday cleared the air on any threat to the upcoming IPL tournament due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak as of now but stated that the authorities are keeping a tab on the situation.


In a recent interview, Patel was asked whether there is any threat to IPL due to coronavirus, He said,

“There is no threat as of now and we are keeping a tab (on the situation).”

While apart from Brajesh Patel, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly also cleared any threat to the IPL or the South Africa series, beginning with the first ODI on March 12 at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh.

Sourav Ganguly asserted that the South Africa series is on as per the schedule and there is no threat

“Nothing in India. Not even discussed it (Coronavirus)” said Ganguly.

As per some other senior BCCI official, the South African team is arriving as per the schedule for the three-match ODI series.

The virus which initially created havoc in China has so far affected a major part of the country, A few cases of the virus infection have also been reported in India as well. There have been 13 such cases, and all of them kept under observation

The deadly disease has killed over 3,100 people and infected more than 90,000 globally, The ailment has affected may international sporting events across the globe and has even put a threat to the Tokyo Olympics 2020.