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IPL 2020: BCCI To seek Government Permission For Going Ahead With Tournament

Mumbai: Brijesh Patel, President of the Governing Council of the Indian Premier League, confirmed on Tuesday that a meeting will be held in the next 7-10 days to discuss the scheduling of the tournament.

He has also said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will seek permission from the government to proceed with IPL 2020.

Patel told ANI, “The Governing Council is expected to meet in 7-10 days time. The scheduling of the tournament will be discussed and we will also look at the operational aspect.”

“We will continue to look at the coronavirus situation until September. Then we will decide whether to host the tournament in India or the UAE. We have to get the government’s permission as it is mandatory,” he said.

The IPL 2020 version was launched from March 29 this year but had to be postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the postponement of the T20 World Cup 2020 due to a coronavirus pandemic. The T20 World Cup was to be played in Australia in October-November this year.

With the tournament postponed, the BCCI is now likely to advance the tournament in the September-November window.

Coronavirus cases are increasing rapidly in India, so it is not yet known whether the tournament will be played in India or outside the country.

(With ANI Inputs)

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