BCCI hints at Ipl conduction later this year: Sourav Ganguly
Updated: Jun 21
Who said that Ipl has succumbed to COVID 19 pandemic? If you are an Ipl freak and feeling bad about its continuous postponement, then here is a news to elevate your mood.
In a letter to the affiliated member/units of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly wrote, "The Bcci is working on all possible options to ensure that we can stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums. The fans, franchise, players, broadcasters, sponsors, and all other state holders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of Ipl being hosted this year".
The ardent addicts of the game have woken up today to this news helping them were a broad smile probably for the first time this year.
However, fitness is going to be a matter of concern. With players continuing to stay indoors for two odd months without practice, the legends will have to burn their midnight oil before the event is slated later this year.
Meanwhile, the talks about the postponement of the ICC event world cup 2020, scheduled to take place in November, could open a larger window for the Ipl. Moreover, the estimated loss incurred by the franchise and the board is expected to amount to 4000cr. Hence the Indian board is keen to organize the cash-rich tournament.
According to the ICC CEO, the final decision on the T20 World Cup will only be taken next month.
The head of the ICC stated, “The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board today agreed to continue exploring a number of contingency plans regard- ing the future of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 until next month whilst planning for delivery of the events in the scheduled window is ongoing.”
According to the reports, BCCI is opting for September-October, october-november window to organize IPL season 13, which could only be confined to few cities rather than a nation-wide affair.
Mumbai Indians are set to take the training guards.
As the COVID 19 virus continue to remain on a spike, the Mumbai Indians team management is all set to start the training session is Mumbai at the reliance stadium, situated on the outskirts of the Mumbai at Ghansoli.
Mainly Mumbaikars are making their way to the stadium from this Thursday. The likes of Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav, Aditya tare and Dhawal Kulkarni can participate if they wish to do so, the team management official revealed.
Team officials have agreed to keep all precautions in their minds including social distancing before the start of the session. The team management stated that no saliva will come into play during the session as most batting will be done against the balling machine in indoor nets.
With the positive development doing rounds within the Bcci organization, it's time to keep our fingers crossed as Bcci eyes to cling the opportunity to host the richest cricketing even Indian premier league later this year.