The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday discussed the option of conducting a curtailed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 with the eight franchise owners.
According to a report in PTI, this development happened in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak led to the IPL 13 season get postponed from March 29 to April 15.
Here are further details.
BCCI took the decision to postpone IPL 2020
It was first stated that foreign players will only be available from April 15.
On Thursday, India's Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju said that fans are likely not to be allowed at the grounds.
The decision to postpone the IPL was taken by the BCCI top brass, led by its president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.
BCCI to work closely with GOI, says Jay Shah
The BCCI has said that the safety and well-being of fans, athletes and employees is a major priority,
"The board will continue to monitor and work closely with Government of India, state governments and other state regulatory bodies to decide on the future course of action in the best interest of public health," said Shah.
Curtailed IPL one of the possibilities
With question marks over the duration of the season and availability of foreign players, a BCCI official said that moving the tournament abroad was not discussed at all in the meeting on Saturday.
"There were six to seven options discussed during the meeting between team owners and BCCI including a curtailed IPL," a BCCI official claimed.
'Another meeting would be required to finalize the situation'
Delhi Capitals owner Parth Jindal tweeted, "Continue to monitor the situation and defer to the central government rules and regulations in order to decide next steps. All possible scenarios were discussed however another meeting would be required after a few days to finalize based on the COVID - 19 situation."