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Cricket, football and hockey hit by coronavirus cancellations in Indian subcontinent

Karachi King's Babar Azam is clean bowled by Islamabad United Muhammad Musa (unseen) during the T20 cricket match between Karachi King's and Islamabad United at the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi on March 14, 2020. (Photo by Asif HASSAN / AFP) (Photo by ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Professional cricket events in India, including the Indian Premier League and BCCI domestic matches, have been postponed as measures to tackle the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

The start of the IPL was last Friday pushed back from March 29 until at least April 15, by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The board said it was taking the step to ensure that "all people related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience" and that it was working with Indian authorities on its response to the epidemic.

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