The rapid spread of coronavirus is causing many delays to the sporting events across all countries. Different precautions are taken by various cricket boards so to protect the people related to this sport. It includes cricketer sports staff, groundsmen and the lovely crowd. Here is a list of different series which are effect by this epidemic disease.
CoronaVirus Effects On The Upcoming And Ongoing Series Of World Cricket
1. CoronaVirus Effects On IPL
🚨Announcement🚨: #VIVOIPL suspended till 15th April 2020 as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 13, 2020
IPL is the most loved T-20 league across the world and according to a survey, IPL contributed 11.5 Billion(US$160 million) in India GDP this shows it’s importance to India. Last year the total viewership of IPL is around 414 million this shows the craze of Ipl among the people.
This Year BCCI suspends Ipl till 15th April as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Coronavirus. Initially, it was started on the 29th of march.
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2. India Vs South Africa Series Has Been Called Off
After the first ODI, which had been washed off. The ongoing India VS South Africa series has been called off. Initially, it was announced that the remaining 2 matches will be played behind closed doors(means no fans in the stadium). But today BCCI announced that ongoing series will be rescheduled.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 13, 2020
3. The Ongoing Australia Vs New Zeland series is being played behind closed doors.
Like all other board, CA (Australian cricket board) takes prevention from the ongoing epidemic disease “coronavirus”.They suspend fans to enter the stadium during this whole series. Till writing the 1st match had been won by the home team Australia.
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4. Sri Lanka Vs England 2 Match Test Series had been Called Off
`England Cricket Board requests Sri Lankan cricket board for the postponed the series and they ensure that the England Team will again come back and will play the Test Series. But the official date is not announced yet.
They didn’t even complete the practice match as the players had been called off on the 4th day of the practice match.
5. Changes in the schedule of the ongoing PSL
The whole PlayOff schedule is changed due to the hazardous disease. Now Both of the semi-finals will be on 17th March. Initially the final was on the 22nd of March but now the final will be on 18th March at Gaddafi stadium, Lahore at 7 pm.
6. The Ongoing Aus vs NZ Is Postponed
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 14, 2020
The Series had been postponed today as New Zealand’s govt new tighter border restrictions will be implemented from Sunday.