Friday Mar 20, 2020
India’s top cricket stars stand to lose big bucks if the coronavirus pandemic forces the authorities to cancel the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
Virat Kohli, one of the wealthiest cricketers in the world, may face a setback of 170 million Indian Rupees (PKR360 million) if the tournament is scrapped.
Furthermore, former national skipper MS Dhoni, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and vice-captain of India's limited overs format, Rohit Sharma, will lose out on INR150 million (PKR320 million) each.
The Indian government is leaning towards cancelling IPL 2020, while the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) is hell-bent on staging a full season.