There’s nothing BIG before a Nation, that too when soldiers are dying in the borders. The Biggest cricketing event of the year has canceled its opening ceremony. IPL 2019 will have an unusual ceremony as Committee of Administrators (CoA) has decided to do so. As per the reports, the allocated money is set aside to donate it to the families of CRPF personnel killed in Pulwama attack.
“We will not have any inaugural function for the IPL and the money budgeted for that goes to the martyrs’ families,” said Committee of Administrators chairman Vinod Rai.
On a usual note, IPL opening ceremony is all filled with glamor, cash-rich ambiance with performances by Bollywood stars. However, as a mark of respect to the martyred CRPF men, the concerned authority has decided to scrap the ceremony for the event’s 12th edition beginning March 23.
People are appreciating the Decision Made
Very appreciable decision made by the Committee of Administrators (COA) of BCCI today that there will be no opening ceremony of IPL in this year and the money that had been allotted to that ceremony will be going to the martyrs' families of Pulwama Attack. ??
— Anabil Bhattacharya (@ianabil) February 22, 2019
Just in: BCCI decides not to conduct IPL 2019 opening ceremony. Money that was set aside for that to instead be distributed among the families of the victims of the Pulwama attack. Really good gesture.
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) February 22, 2019
India V/s Pakistan in WC 2019
The CoA took the call at a meeting on Friday. It has also decided against making any immediate decisions about India facing Pakistan in the WC 2019 to be held in England. However, the committee would individually urge all the nations to deny sporting ties with any nation that is ‘terrorist-friendly’.
As per the reports, the CoA and the BCCI would be approaching the ICC asking to ban Pakistan from participating in the mega-event that starts on the 30th of May.
Keeping the 2019 elections in mind, BCCI has released a schedule for the first 17 matches of the IPL. The initial schedule is for 14 days and involves three doubleheaders (March 24,30,31). In the season opener, MS Dhoni-led defending champions will take on Virat Kohli led RCB on March 23rd.
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