The clouds of worry over the Indian Premier League (IPL) seem to have cleared out as reports suggesting that IPL will indeed happen but matches will be played without fans in the stands.

Senior cricket journalist of the India Today group, Vikrant Gupta confirmed the news on twitter saying that IPL has been pushed back by a couple of weeks and the number of doubleheaders is likely to be increased.

Vikrant tweeted, “The IPL will be pushed back by a couple of weeks, start around April 15. Will be held without the crowds, the same number of matches with more doubleheaders being added. The franchises have approved this formula. #IPL #CoronavirusPandemic @IPL. ”

Earlier, the Indian government suspending visas of all foreigners (with diplomatic exceptions) till 15th April and Delhi Government canceling all sporting events including the IPL till 31st March, had created a fear of IPL cancellation. But this news from Vikrant Gupta is sure to make the cricket fans happy, especially in the gloomy times of coronavirus.

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