BCCI looking to organize IPL at any cost, even in empty stadiums
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not been able to reach a final decision on the IPL due to ongoing decision of T20 World Cup in Australia this year. It is being said that if there is no T20 World Cup, BCCI wants to organize IPL at that time.
But there is another tone in the letter from BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. Anyway, this year they will host the IPL, even if it is in an empty stadium!
In his letter, Sourav said that they are doing everything possible to organize the 2020 IPL. Discussions are underway at the BCCI, where the world’s most spectacular Twenty20 tournament is being held without spectators.
There are many financial issues involved with the IPL. If the competition is not happened, the BCCI will likely to face big losses. With these aspects in mind, BCCI is working on ‘all possible options’ for hosting the IPL this year.
Sourav has informed all the state cricket associations about the matter in a 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,”
president Ganguly wrote in a letter.
“The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year,” he added.
The 2020 IPL was scheduled to start on March 29. But the competition was initially postponed until April 15 due to coronavirus. India’s domestic T20 tournament is now closed indefinitely due to the lack of improvement in the coronavirus situation in India.