Friday, 22 February 2019

IPL 2019: No opening ceremony

IPL 2019: No opening ceremony


IPL 2019: No opening ceremony
IPL 2019: No opening ceremony

After the recent Pulwama attack, on February 22, the chief of the administrators' committee (COA) Vinod Rai said that there will be no inauguration ceremony of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL). Instead of money spent in the ceremony, donations to the martyrs' families will be donated.

IPL 2019: No opening ceremony
IPL 2019: No opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the IPL is usually the main attraction of the performance of Bollywood stars. However, the COA has decided to scrap the glamorous event as a sign of solidarity towards the martyrs' families.

IPL starts on March 23, where last year's champions Chennai Super Kings took the Royal Challengers Bangalore to Chennai.

The Pulwama attack took place on 14th February and its impact is being felt strongly in the cricket world too. Calls are increasing in India to boycott their match against Pakistan in upcoming Cricket World Cup in England. Former players like Harbhajan Singh and Mohammed Azharuddin have called for the boycott, while some like Sunil Gavaskar has said that such a move would not help India in any way.

IPL 2019: No opening ceremony
IPL 2019: No opening ceremony

The Rai-led CoA is yet to adopt an approach to India, who plays Pakistan in the World Cup, but he has said that as a terrorist hub, he has requested the ICC Will contact.

He said, "We are in talks with the government, no decision has been taken on the match of the 16th June, we are expressing two concerns with the ICC. We will demand more security for the players during the World Cup and we Ask the cricketers to strengthen their relations. "With any nation, which is a terrorist center," Rai said after the meeting of the CoA.


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