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"We are spending good time with family and staying home. My all family is at home and we can actually learn how to spend time with the family," said Raina.

BCCI had released the list of central contract list of players for the period from October 2019 to September 2020. On Friday, BCCI decided to postpone the IPL until April 15 as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus pandemic.

"The whole world is at risk. Overseas players are leaving PSL due to coronavirus. IPL has also been postponed till April 15, it will result in a huge loss," Akhtar, also known as Rawalpindi Express, said in a video posted on his Youtube channel.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday had declared the coronavirus outbreak a 'pandemic' and expressed deep concern. The coronavirus disease was first detected in Wuhan in China's Hubei province, in late December, and has since spread worldwide.

The government on Wednesday cancelled all visas, except for a few official categories, till April 15 in the wake of the growing scare.

The Sports Ministry has also asked all National Sports Federations (NSFs), including the BCCI to follow the Health Ministry's guidelines. As per the guidelines issued, it has been asked to avoid large public gatherings.

The 13th edition of IPL is scheduled to commence from March 29, with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings meeting at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for the first match.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the IPL should happen behind closed doors or it should be postponed after 10 positive cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the state. He further stated that the final decision will be taken by the government on Thursday.

In the current situation, it is not possible to schedule the IPL match in a packed stadium. We want it to happen in closed doors or postpone it later. The final decision will be taken in the assembly session tomorrow.

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