Outbreak of the dreadful Coronavirus has left many businesses hampered. With several events across the globe scheduled to happen in the second quarter of 2020, are currently announced to be either postponed for uncertain period or pushed ahead for a specific time, it also includes of mega sport event, IPL. As per latest reports published by a news agency attained from close source of the BCCI, all the foreign players will not be available for IPL till April 15.
As per PTI a close source of BCCI informed about restrictions imposed by the government over the visa of these players flying from overseas for this IPL, due to the rapidly spreading virus. As quoted by the news agency, this close source said, “The foreign players who play in the IPL come under the Business Visa category. As per the government's directive, they can't come till April 15.” Also it a final call will be taken by governing council in Mumbai on March 14. “All decisions will be taken by the GC in Mumbai.”
Talking about mega sport event, IPL with heavy involvement of international players, the source was quoted saying, “The Future Tours Program is such that if the IPL is postponed, most of the marquee foreign players might not be available as after this April-May, there isn't any window available. All other teams have bilateral commitments. At best, we can have it closed doors.”
A ban has been imposed by the government on all visas, excepting diplomatic and employment till April 15, 2020. Also talking about the international athletes who are bound by the contract of various brands and commercial sport which includes cricket tournaments, football matches and so on. have been granted B-Sport visa.
“They may be granted 'B-Sports' Visa with multiple entry facility for 13 appropriate period. Such a foreign national shall comply with all the statutory obligations like payment of taxes, etc.,” further states the reports.
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