The Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2020 which was to begin from June 10, has been postponed due to the rising cases of the deadly Coronavirus in the state. The TNCA had scheduled the fifth edition of the local T20 league from June 10 to July 12.
The TNCA was looking to conduct the event between July-end and September but due to the raging health crisis, it will not be in a position to host the tournament.
"The TNCA was looking at a window between end July/ August to end September as a possible window for playing the 5th 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," TNCA Honorary Secretary R S Ramaswamy said in a press release.
Now the TNCA is looking to hold the league in either November 2020 or March 2021.
"We will explore possibilities of playing the 5th edition of the tournament in an alternate window i.e either in November 2020 or in March 2021," he further said.
Top Tamil Nadu players like R Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, and M Vijay participate in the T20 league which has given the country young talents like Varun Chakravarthy and R Sai Kishore, who have been picked by various IPL teams.
Tamil Nadu has so far seen over 2.4 lakh coronavirus cases and 3,935 fatalities.