The MCA had deliberate to begin the league from June 4 however the plan was shelved after the latest resurgence of COVID-19.
Despite getting the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s nod, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has indefinitely postponed the T20 Mumbai League.
“In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country and keeping in mind the safety and interests of all the stakeholders involved, the Mumbai Cricket Association has decided to defer the conduct of 3rd edition of the T20 Mumbai League till further notice,” said a joint assertion issued by MCA president Vijay Patil and Milind Narvekar, the T20 Mumbai League governing council chairman.
The MCA had deliberate to begin the league from June 4 however the plan was shelved after the latest resurgence of COVID-19. “In these distressing times, we thought it was prudent to not put anyone’s health at risk in the whole ecosystem of Mumbai cricket. We hope to see cricket, especially the T20 League, back in action soon,” Narvekar informed The Hindu.
The MCA had requested the BCCI for permission to stage the event quickly after the IPL. The BCCI, in its reply on Wednesday to MCA, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, Karnataka State Cricket Association and Saurashtra Cricket Association, had said that the BCCI apex council had made an exception to disallow conduct of any league 15 days after the conclusion IPL.
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