Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday stated that every one well being measures will likely be ensured earlier than the 13th season of the Indian Premier League is given a go-ahead by the federal government.

Talking on India TV’s #TeamModiOnIndiaTV on Friday, Rijiju stated, “So far as IPL and different sporting leagues go, we have to make sure that well being and different mechanisms are in place earlier than we take any knowledgeable resolution.”

IPL 2020 was slated to start from March 29 onwards on the Wankhede, however was postponed twice owing to the coronavirus concern.

Rijiju additionally clarified that every one sporting occasions to be held this yr will likely be in empty stadiums.

“As soon as the sporting occasions restart, we have to adapt ourselves to them being held at empty stadia with out spectators. A minimum of until the top of this yr, count on no spectators as sporting occasions resume,” he added.

BCCI now has been eyeing the October-November window to stage the 13th version of the match which can solely be attainable if the ICC World T20 World Cup is postponed by the governing council.

BCCI therefore has been keenly following the developments of the ICC board conferences which can determine the destiny of the quadrennial match, scheduled to happen in Australia.

Earlier this week, former India captain and Kings XI Punjab head coach Anil Kumble is hopeful of the IPL taking place this yr though it will likely be within the absence of spectators.

“Sure we’re hopeful and optimistic that there’s nonetheless a chance (to carry IPL this yr) if we are able to cram within the schedule,” Kumble was quoted as saying by Star Sports activities present ‘Cricket Related’.

“If we’re going to have a stadium with out spectators, then in all probability have three or four venues; there’s nonetheless a chance, we’re all optimistic,” stated the previous spinner, who can be the chairman of ICC’s Cricket Committee.


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