According to the BCCI, the well-being and safety of the spectators take precedence. This decision was taken by the committee after they met with IPL team owners.
The 13th edition of IPL which was likely to be conducted on 29th March has postponed till April 15th due to COVD-19.
BCCI officials said that they will work closely with the Government of India, State Governments and other regulatory bodies before taking any action with regards to the IPL.
It is extremely important to create a healthy and safe environment for everyone involved in this sport.
Ness Wadia, Co-owner of Kings XI Punjab appeared at the headquarters of BCCI in Mumbai and remarked that the current priority will be safety and health over cricket and the situation can be discussed after two-three weeks.
Wadia also told reporters that the meeting was to talk about the possible scenarios and that everyone must understand that the BCCI and its stakeholders are not discussing to gain monetary benefits by conducting the IPL.
While the safety of the people is their priority, the BCCI also felt that they should obey the government’s direction.
Additionally, they thought that they were not in a position to decide about the IPL until 2-3 weeks and optimistically by then cases of COVD-19 will reduce.
The board will call for another meeting and will decide, as the current one was only to keep the owners posted of the developments. The Delhi-capitals co-owner Parth Jindal said that a wait and watch approach is being taken and that they were committed to playing the IPL, even if it was later on.