Buttler said there is no news at the moment and IPL 2020 might not be possible.
"We saw that initially it was going to be postponed until April 15, but I think at the moment everything seems very indefinite, doesn't it?" "It's very hard to see this changing in the immediate future, so I don't see that as a possibility at the moment", Buttler said in a Sky Sports podcast. "Obviously, it's such a massive tournament for world cricket, so hopefully some of it can go ahead - perhaps a shortened tournament". India's home ODI series against South Africa had to be postponed due to the scare over the virus while other sports tournaments have all been cancelled after the Sports Ministry's order to cease all sporting activities a week ago. "Obviously, very unusual circumstances, but it's actually quite nice to spend some time at home, be with our little girl and actually just be a dad for a bit". But actually trying to use the time as a positive - of course, it's really unfortunate circumstances and it's tough for everyone - but it's very rare that in your professional career you get the chance to have a proper break, and an enforced break for everyone at the moment. "I have to get my head round that I am playing even though in the back of my mind I know I am probably not", he said. I still have to build up and get myself physically in a position that if it does happen, I'm good to go, because I can't just take three weeks off and expect everything body-wise to get going again for April 20.
"I can not take three weeks off and expect the body to be ready for April 20 because it doesn't work like that".
Stokes also admits that there will be a fair amount of advice coming his way in terms of travelling to the subcontinent when and if the tournament eventually gets underway.
The coronavirus outbreak forced the postponement of the IPL and there is a wave of uncertainty.
"I remember the day that we got told we were leaving Sri Lanka and it was midway through a warm-up game". It was such a weird feeling because we had been there for 10-12 days. England's home season is scheduled to begin on June 4 against West Indies - though that Test series is in doubt - and the European Central Bank would likely insist that any global fixtures should take priority.