The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that there’s nonetheless no readability on the destiny of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, because the nation faces a lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Nothing has been decided yet. There is no clarity,” Ganguly advised Sportstar from Kolkata on Tuesday.
On March 14, the BCCI high brass had a gathering with all of the franchises and it was decided that the board will monitor the scenario each week after which determine on the longer term plan of action. “Things remain as it was on (March 14), when we decided to postpone the IPL (to April 15). Since then nothing has changed. So, there is no update,” the previous India captain stated.
The IPL was initially scheduled to start on March 29 with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings locking horns on the Wankhede Stadium.
With the scenario wanting gloomier, will the event be referred to as off? “We have not decided on that yet. We don’t know yet. Let’s see how things go in the next few days,” Ganguly stated.
The franchise officers had a convention name final week. The BCCI chief, nonetheless, stated that he has not spoken to anybody but. “What change have you seen in the last one week? Nothing! We have not spoken to any of the franchises yet.”
A second con-call was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, which was referred to as off. And Ganguly revealed there is no such thing as a assembly lined up both.
Among the eight choices that the franchises got through the assembly in Mumbai on March 14, one was about extending the window to at the least May 31. There have been speculations that the BCCI might even converse to the abroad associations looking for additional extension. “Given the situation, nobody is in a position to say anything.”
While the query mark stays over the IPL, the COVID-19 virus has additionally led to the delay in appointment of India’s senior girls selectors and junior selectors. “All the cricketing operations are shut. So…” Ganguly stated.
For the final couple of days, he’s caught at dwelling, and is spending time along with his household. “It is important for everyone to stay safe. The city (Kolkata) is in a complete lockdown. The streets are empty. I have never seen such a thing earlier. But this too shall change for the better,” he signed off.