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MS Dhoni bids farewell to CSK fans after coronavirus puts IPL on hold [Video]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 March 2020, 13:22 IST

With the Indian Premier League (IPL) being deferred because of the coronavirus outbreak, Chennai’s date with MS Dhoni was curtailed as the skipper of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) left the camp in the midst massive fanfare. "It has become your home, sir!" Keep whistling, as #Thala Dhoni bids a short adieu to #AnbuDen," a tweet from CSK said with a short video of fans waiting in line to get a glimpse of MSD as the former India skipper bid farewell. Dhoni was seen signing autographs and interacting with fans.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL team owners held a meeting in Mumbai on Saturday where they reached a decision to adhere to the ‘wait and watch’ policy till the end of the month.

Only then will they come to a conclusion on the next course of action with regards to the destiny of the IPL.

The central government on Wednesday had cancelled all visas, except for a few official category, untill 15th April in the thick of growing coronavirus scare.

In the meeting held at Nirman Bhavan in Delhi, it was decided that all existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International firms, employment and project visas, stand suspended till 15th April.

Ministry of Sports also followed this up by elucidating that all sporting events should be cancelled amid coronavirus outbreak.

And, if in case its unavoidable, the event should take place behind closed doors so as to avoid mass gatherings.


First published: 15 March 2020, 13:22 IST