Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Friday stated a choice on the longer term plan of action on the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) might be taken after a gathering with the franchisees on Saturday.
Following the union well being ministry’s pointers that public conferences can’t be held for now as a result of fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the BCCI determined to droop the league until April 15. Nonetheless, there isn’t a readability on whether or not the match will begin from April 15 itself or whether or not a revised date might be introduced.
The previous India captain admitted that it’s too early to make a prediction. In keeping with the unique schedule, the match was scheduled to start on March 29 and finish on Could 24. Requested whether or not the window might be prolonged, Ganguly stated: “It’s too early to touch upon that. We’ll talk about all of the points, see how issues go and determine accordingly.”
Nonetheless, Ganguly stated that for the board, the protection of the gamers and spectators is of prime significance. “Our precedence is security and that’s why we determined to postpone it. We’ll see how issues go after which get a greater concept (in regards to the venues),” the board chief stated.
Ganguly and BCCI secretary Jay Shah met Uday Shankar, chairman of Star India, the official broadcaster of the IPL. Requested whether or not the franchisees have been proud of the board’s resolution to droop the league for now, Ganguly acknowledged, “No one has a alternative.”