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Coronavirus outbreak: 5 reasons why IPL should have been cancelled and not postponed

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#4 International calendar being affected

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International cricket (Representational image) (Source: Brittanica)

The IPL is held during the break in the international calendar, that is, when international cricket has entered it’s off season and none of the nations are involved in any kind of matches or series. This allows players from all countries to come and take part in the tournament which spans almost two months.

Initially, the IPL was supposed to finish on May 17. Now, with the IPL being pushed back 15 days, it won’t wrap up before June. But West Indies, England, New Zealand, Australia, among other countries have prior engagements in early June which means the cricketers have to leave early. Won’t that take off some sheen from the IPL?

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