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IPL to be cut short due to coronovirus threat
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IPL to be cut short due to coronovirus threat

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be a truncated affair once the coronavirus pandemic subsides in its severity.

The IPL has already been suspended to April 15 owing to government-imposed travel restrictions and refusal of three states to host any matches over fears regarding the spread of the disease. The health crisis prompted the BCCI top officials to meet with franchise executives as they decided a curtailed tournament will be held.

"It will happen, because if it is April 15, then, in any case 15 days are gone, it has to be truncated. How truncated, how many games, I can't say at the moment,” Ganguly stated.

"We will monitor further. Safety is most important and with the current situation with what is going around the world and in India, with government directives, we have even postponed the remaining domestic matches,” the BCCI chief added.