Chennai: The fifth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) which was scheduled to start on 10 June, was on Monday postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has decided to postpone the 5th edition of TNPL tournament which was to start from June 10," TNCA honorary secretary RS Ramasaamy said in a press release.
The revised schedule will be released in due course, the release added.
The forthcoming edition of TNPL was set to be an eight-team affair with the final scheduled for 12 July.
The COVID-19 spread and the lockdown in place to control the virus spread has caused havoc with sporting schedules across the globe leading to cancellation or postponement of numerous events including the Olympics and the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
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The IPL was postponed on 4 May after multiple COVID-19 cases emerged inside the bio-bubble. The 11 South Africans, who participated in the league, have already left for Johannesburg.
ECB's Director of Cricket Ashley Giles has indicated that their centrally-contracted cricketers might not be available for the IPL as they have international commitments which they need to honour.
The postponement of Indian Premier League after multiple cases of COVID-19 inside the bio-bubble has led to a big question-mark on whether the marquee ICC event should be held in India where a third wave is expected around that time.