All visas are cancelled to India till April 15 in the wake of the developing Coronavirus risk. Visas for all, with the exception of representatives from UN/global associations, stand suspended. In excess of 60 individuals have been tried positive for the fatal infection in India up until this point.
This implies the IPL, which is planned to start on March 29, will see no outside players till April 15. The competition itself appears to be questionable starting at now, with a couple of state governments in any event, declining to have matches.
“The foreign players who play in the IPL come under the Business Visa category. As per the government’s directive, they can’t come till April 15,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Some reports also suggest that if the IPL does go on, the games would be played in front of empty stands. The ongoing Road Safety World Series 2020 will also be played in an empty DY Patil Stadium, reports earlier today confirmed.
Also, on March 16, the plea to defer IPL 2020 will be heard in the Supreme Court.
Plea to defer IPL-2020 amid coronavirus scare: SC’s vacation bench asks petitioner to mention matter before regular bench on March 16
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) March 12, 2020