Coronavirus Pandemic: MCA postpones all its matches till April 14

Coronavirus Pandemic: MCA postpones all its matches till April 14

In the wake of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Wednesday announced that it has postponed all its matches that were scheduled to be held between March 14 and April 14.

The MCA office, which is situated at Wankhede Stadium, will also remain closed till April 14.

"The Mumbai Cricket Association has decided to postpone all its cricket matches, which were scheduled to be played between March 14 and April 14 due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation," the city's cricket body said on it's official Twitter handle.

As a result of COVID-19 outbreak, various sporting events across the world have been cancelled. Various bilateral series, cricket tournaments have either been cancelled or have been postponed. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also delayed the launch of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) this year.

The tournament was supposed to kick off on March 29 with a match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and their arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings. But the encounter has seems cancelled for now. 

The BCCI is yet to decide the rescheduled dates for the annual tournament. While the franchises and the BCCI look inclined to host the tournament, the government has advised against it.

The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the fate of the 13th edition of the IPL can be decided only after the government comes out with a fresh advisory after April 15. 

So far, Maharashtra is the worst impacted state with 125 coronavirus cases being registered. 

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