New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Shah Rukh Khan, who co-owns the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), on Saturday attended the IPL governing council meeting over coronavirus at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters in Mumbai.

After the meeting concludes, Shah Rukh said that everyone in the meeting felt that the safety of the spectators, players, and management comes first. The actor took to Twitter and posted a series of tweets and highlighted the discussions done in the meeting.

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"Wonderful to meet all the Franchise owners 'off the field' so to say. The meeting by @Bcci and @ipl was to reiterate what all of us first of the spectators, players management & cities we play in. All directives of the health agencies & govt to be followed..," Khan tweeted.

In another tweeted, the Bollywood superstar wrote, "Hope the spread of the virus subsides & the show can go on. BCCI & team owners in consultation with the govt will keep a close watch & decide the way fwd in the health interest of ever1. Lovely 2 meet every1 & then sanitise ourselves repeatedly..@SGanguly99 @JayShah #BPatel."

The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, BCCI secretary Jay Shah, Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani and Delhi capitals co-owner Parth Jindal also attended the meeting at the BCCI headquarters.

"The BCCI along with all the IPL franchises have reiterated BCCI's stand of putting safety and well-being of fans, athletes and employees as a priority," the BCCI said in a statement.

"The board will continue to monitor and work closely with Government of India, state governments and other state regulatory bodies to decide on the future course of action in the best interest of public health," the statement added.

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Earlier on Friday, BCCI decided to suspend the IPL till April 15 as a precautionary measure amid the ongoing coronavirus situation. The 13th edition of IPL was scheduled to commence from March 29, with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings meeting at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for the first match.

Meanwhile, the central government had also suspended all visas to India till April 15 as a part of measures to contain the spread of the pandemic.


(With ANI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan