IPL 2020: Ticket Sales for MI vs CSK banned by Maharastra Government

IPL 2020: Ticket Sales for MI vs CSK banned by Maharastra Government

IPL 2020: Ticket Sales for MI vs CSK banned by Maharastra Government
IPL 2020: Ticket Sales for MI vs CSK banned by Maharastra Government

IPL 2020: Ticket Sales for MI vs CSK banned by Maharastra Government

Coronavirus has already had an influence on several sports tournaments around the world. Although the virus has not yet entered many regions of India, the number of positive cases of COVID-19 is rising in the country on a daily basis.

According to a report on CNBC-TV 18, The 2020 Indian Premier League opener between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings tournament's ticket sales in Maharastra has been banned by the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government. Measures were stated to be taken to avoid the gathering of large number of people amid the spread of Coronavirus across the country.

The match is scheduled to take place on March 29 and will be the first of the 13th season of the IPL, which will run through various locations around the country until May 24.

There was a chance that IPL 2020 would be cancelled due to the threat posed by the Coronavirus that has claimed over 3000 lives across the world, but the organizers have come up with a new solution to the problem.

Other minister said that the BCCI has no problems with this development as it will be able to balance the loss of revenue via ticket sales with the one generated from various sources, such as live telecast on television, websites and advertisements. Also, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had claimed that there would be no change in the current IPL schedule.

It will be fascinating to see how franchisees respond to this decision because most of their revenue comes from ticket sales.

Maharastra is a base for Mumbai Indians and thus, the franchise officials may express an opinion soon.