Coronavirus Threat to IPL? BCCI President Ganguly Answers

There is no threat to the Indian Premier League due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, said Sourav Ganguly.

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There is no threat to the Indian Premier League due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, said BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.

He also asserted that the South Africa series is on as per schedule and there is no threat. The three-match series is beginning with the first ODI on March 12 at Dharamsala.

"Nothing in India. Not even discussed it (Coronovirus)," Ganguly said on Tuesday night.

IPL Governing Council chairman Brajesh Patel also ruled out any threat to the upcoming cash-rich T20 league due to the novel coronavirus outbreak as of now but said the authorities are keeping a tab on the situation.

The IPL begins with a clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on March 29 while the final will take place on 24 May.

Asked whether there is any threat to IPL due to coronavirus, Patel said, "There is no threat as of now and we are keeping a tab (on the situation)."

Another senior BCCI official said that the South African team was coming as per the schedule for the three-match ODI series.

The deadly disease, which has killed over 3,100 people and infected over 90,000 globally, has wrecked havoc on the international calender of various sporting events across the globe and has even put the upcoming Tokyo Olympics under doubt.

A few cases of the virus infection have also been reported in India.

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