The future of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 seems to be in jeopardy as far as the current situation is concerned. Every cricket fan is waiting for the decision of BCCI that is expected to be taken in the upcoming days. The inaugural edition of the IPL was played back in 2008 and the tournament has turned into one of the biggest in the cricket industry.
The cash-rich league went through lots of obstacles in the last 12 editions, but, there came no point when it got canceled or postponed due to any reason whatsoever. However, this time the probability of the 13th season being canceled seems quite likely to the increasing threat of Covid-19. And, the transmission of the deadly virus is going to be the foremost reason behind it.
It will be a big upset for the cricketers that were going to take part in IPL as well as for the fans, who were eagerly waiting for the cricketing extravaganza to take place. Now, in an interview, Jos Buttler, the wicketkeeper-batsman said that there is no recent update on IPL 2020.
However, most of the players know that it will get postponed and there is no possibility of shifting it to the future. In a conversation with Sky Sports, Jos said, “No news at the moment. We saw, initially, that it was going to be postponed. It’s very hard to see this changing in the immediate future, so I don’t see that as a possibility at the moment. Obviously, it’s such a massive tournament for world cricket, so hopefully, some of it can go ahead — perhaps a shortened tournament.”
Buttler was scheduled to play for Rajasthan Royals with the stalwarts like Steve Smith, Ben Stokes in IPL 2020. But, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, BCCI has suspended it till April 15. Buttler is an exciting player who has mustered 1386 runs in 45 IPL matches with the help of nine half-centuries. He has earlier played for Mumbai Indians, who are four-time IPL winners.