The health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and as such, the BCCI along with the Franchise Owners, Broadcaster, Sponsors and all the Stakeholders acknowledge that the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
BCCI today officially has put the Indian Premier League on hold until further notice. With a countrywide extended lockdown till May 3, it looked increasingly difficult to conduct the tournament.
NEWS : IPL 2020 suspended till further notice
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 16, 2020
The official statement by BCCI further said,
BCCI will continue to monitor and review the situation regarding a potential start date in close partnership with all of its stakeholders and will continue to take guidance from the Government of India, State Governments and other State Regulatory bodies.
However, as per a report on a news website, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has offered to host the tournament. “It looks like Sri Lanka will be clear of the coronavirus before India,” SLC president Shammi Silva told Reuters in Colombo. “If so, we can host the tournament here. We will be writing to the Indian cricket board soon,” he added.