The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) on Friday officially postponed the Tamil Nadu Premier League which was originally scheduled to happen in August and September.
India has been hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic and the daily rise in positive cases mean that the board is not in a position to host any sort of tournament. Tamil Nadu itself has seen over 2.4 Lakh COVID-19 cases so far and 3935 fatalities.
The TNCA, for now, is viewing the month of November this year or March 2021 as the window for the tournament.
“The TNCA was looking at a window between end July/August to end September as a possible window for playing the fifth edition of the TNPL tournament. However, due to the ongoing COVID related issue in the State of Tamil Nadu, TNCA will not be in a position to host the tournament in this window. We will explore possibilities of playing the fifth edition of the tournament in an alternate window i.e. either in November 2020 or in March 2021,” TNCA secretary R. S. Ramasaamy stated in a communique.
TNPL, over the years, has seen the participation of India’s top international stars like Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar. The tournament has also produced youngsters like R Sai Kishore, Varun Chakravarthy and Murugan Ashwin, who have gone on to be picked by IPL franchises.