IPL awaits Indian government verdict on lockdown extension

NEW DELHI (AFP) – The fate of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) rests in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country’s cricket board said on Monday.

The world’s richest Twenty20 tournament has been postponed until today.

“Right now, the picture is very hazy. We don’t even know when the lockdown will end and if we don’t know, how can we even have a meaningful discussion,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Arun Dhumal was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India news agency.

“Once we get a clarity from the government, we can then sit and take fresh stock of the situation. Any speculation about its future will be premature.”