IPL not possible right now due to travel restrictions: BCCI
Coronavirus pandemic has forced all the cricket events to make a halt. From events like World Cup which is considered as the biggest show to the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is the most awaited league to every cricket players has been postponed. But with the time being there has been many proposition to held IPL and World Cup.
With the start of the lockdown 4.0 in the country, the Home Ministry has given the permission to re-opening of the sports events and plans.
But the BCCI is far from considering an IPL at this stake atmosphere. BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal says that the board has no plans of holding the cash-rich league at the moment since there are restrictions on international and domestic travel, report said in Indian Express.
“The IPL at the moment is not possible because travel restrictions are still there. So, how can you have the IPL without any travel happening? We are studying these guidelines and will study state governments’ guidelines also. Accordingly, we will plan,”
On the other hand, an opposite confirmation has come into being by the BCCI treasurer after a Sunday fresh notification regarding the opening of stadiums without the spectators was issued by the sports minister.
Although, as per the BCCI, this is just a step for the cricketers to resume the practice session.
“At a local level, cricketers can go to stadiums and resume outdoor training. But the entire team cannot get together because players are scattered.,” Dhumal said.
The treasurer confirmed that the tournament can take place in the August, but still it holds the risk of contamination. Also, according to a BCCI functionary, some of the IPL stakeholders have taken of the T20 World Cup in Australia postponement.
“The T20 World Cup is an ICC event. It will generate revenue for the global body, and the ICC will do its level best to organize the tournament as per schedule,” he said.