On Tuesday night, the BCCI high brass — president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah, treasurer Arun Dhumal, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel — had a convention name and it was determined that the league might be postponed indefinitely. The match, was earlier suspended until April 15, and now with the lockdown extending until May 3, the Board had no choice than push it again.
A piece of the franchise executives confirmed that they’ve been informally knowledgeable concerning the postponement, nonetheless, the BCCI officers remained tight-lipped. One of the franchise bosses, who has been related to the league for lengthy, instructed Sportstar that they’re but to obtain a proper announcement from the Board. “We have been informally told that this is not the right time for the league due to obvious reasons. But we are yet to hear anything formally,” he stated.
Despite repeated makes an attempt, BCCI chief Ganguly wasn’t accessible for a remark.
It has been learnt that the Board was ready for a directive from the central authorities on the length of the lockdown and after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handle to the nation on Tuesday, it was evident that the league can’t go forward for now amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Board officers aren’t prepared to commit an alternate date both. Efforts are on to search for a attainable window after which see the place issues stand. “At this point of time, there is no clarity on anything. We will have to wait to see how the things pan out over the next few days and then react accordingly,” one of many Board officers within the know of issues, stated.