Sports: As the Country braces for extended lockdown till 3rd May, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to take a call on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

“At a time when the country has come to a standstill, there is no clarity. So, the franchises were also apprised of the situation,” one of the officials said.

While the Board is exploring various options in a bid to find out an alternate window later this year to host the tournament, there is no clarity on the feasibility of such a proposal.

There’s ongoing notion that BCCI is making all the efforts to find a slot around September-October, just before the T20 World Cup. But with no clarity on travel guidelines and availability of players, even that looks like a doubtful option.

Talking about the future of IPL this year, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that it is too vague to comment on whether the IPL can be placed in september-october slot. “Right now, the picture is very hazy. We don’t even know when the lockdown will end. How can we have a meaningful discussion,” he said.

However, with the Prime Minister declaration of the lockdown extension till 3rd may, Speculation is BCCI soon can make big announcement regarding the fate of IPL 2020 today evening or tomorrow.