Appeal in the High Court of Madras against the IPL parties following COVID-19

CHENNAI: A statement has been submitted in the Madras High Court looking for a direction so that the central government does not allow the Control Board Cricket in the conduct of India Indian Premier League T20 cricket matches from March 29 to May 24 due to coronavirus outbreak.

The PIL, presented by attorney G Alex Benziger, is likely to be brought before a division bank composed of justices MM Sundresh and Krishnan Ramaswamy on March 12.

To date, according to the World Health Organization website, there was no specific medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19, the petitioner said.

According to the petitioner, the coronavirus was spreading all over the world rapidly and creating a huge epidemic disaster.

The League of the Italian Federation, one of the oldest leagues in the world, has been severely affected and the football games were played behind closed doors and the Italian government did not allow fans on any soccer field until 3 April.

The petitioner said that he had sent a representation to the authorities so that they would not allow BCCI conduct IPL T20 Cricket Matches.

As there was no response, he presented this plea, the petitioner added.