Preparations for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League have now intensified. BCCI is ready to organize IPL 2020 this year even in the empty stadiums despite when ICC has not made it clear about the fate of the T20 Wolrd Cup.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has written a letter to the state association. In this, he has made it clear that all options are being considered for the IPL event this year.
IPL 2020 in the empty stadiums
At the same time, the BCBI president believes that this year, if the IPL has to do it even in the empty stadiums behind closed doors, then we are ready.
Ganguly wrote in his letter,
“The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums. The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year,”
Let us tell you that the 13th season of IPL was to begin on March 29 this year. But due to the Corona epidemic, this tournament has been postponed indefinitely. At the same time reports are coming that IPL 2020 can be organized in October-November this year.
However, this will be possible if the T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed or canceled. A decision will be taken next month regarding the T20 World Cup in the board meeting of the ICC. Therefore, the future of the IPL this year totally depends on the cancellation of the T20 World Cup.
At the same time, Ganguly in his letter has also issued some guidelines to all the state cricket associations to restore the game again during Covid-19. Sourav Ganguly also wants to start a new season of domestic cricket soon. And regarding this, he will take some decisions soon.
However, he has made it clear in his letter that his first priority is the safety of the players. and that he will not compromise with them. Players would be allowed to train in the next one to two weeks, Ganguly added.
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