Ever since the news of the postponement of ICC T20 World cup to be held in Australia started making waves, there were huge speculations that the lucrative Indian Premier League would be take up that window and the BCCI would stage the tournament in that space. In one of his recent interviews, BCCI president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly opened up his views on the future of the tournament.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly clarified that the future regarding the Indian Premier League remains to be in jeopardy as the coronavirus spread doesn’t seem to be getting under control. He added that it is tough to predict how, when or in which form the tournament would take place if it happens. It was earlier reported that the IPL would be the first priority of the BCCI as it would bring in a great deal of revenue to the board.
“We can’t say what will happen in the days to come. It is tough to predict. We are looking at all options. We are still not sure when cricket could resume,” said Ganguly.
There were earlier reports of the IPL going to be staged outside India. Several nations like UAE and Sri Lanka came forward with the proposal to stage the tournament in their country. Ganguly clarified that if the situations in India continue to be severe then staging the tournament outside India would be considered. But he further added that those things are too early to comment on and for him and the board, the safety of human life is the first priority right now.
“If at all, IPL does happen, we don’t know where it could happen. India would certainly like to host the event, provided the environment is safe. Right now, we are not in a position to say anything. It is too early. We are yet to officially discuss the IPL schedule. But it depends on the safety of the environment. Saving human life and breaking the coronavirus chain are more important for all of us,” Ganguly said.
Ganguly is safe
Ganguly’s home town of Kolkata was affected by a cyclone named Amphan recently, it took away so many lives and caused havoc in the state. But the prince of Kolkata clarified that he is safe and is working with his charity organization to provide help to those affected.
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