Board of Management for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly has stated that the state of affairs given ‘rise in issues surrounding COVID-19’ are to be assessed each week in a bid to determine what lay forward of IPL 2020. The season, which was scheduled to kick-off on March 29, has been suspended till April 15, with none affirmation of whether or not it’s going to start from that date on.
As of Monday, all potential cricket everywhere in the world stands suspended, cancelled or postponed, with the BCCI even placing its upcoming home fixtures – just like the Irani Trophy – on maintain. Ganguly pressured that security of the gamers and everybody concerned will dictate the phrases going forward.
“Security is most necessary for the gamers, and in the meanwhile (with) what is going on round on this planet and India with the federal government directives that is all we will do. We have now postponed remaining home matches,” Ganguly stated.
The IPL Governing Council held a gathering on Saturday and defined to the franchises in regards to the uncertainty in the meanwhile. Ganguly additionally acknowledged that there is not any deadline as to when the league can start and that the state of affairs within the nation goes to be assessed and re-assessed consistently, preserving in thoughts the safety issues.
“We met with the homeowners, to inform them the way it can occur and the place can we stand in the meanwhile. In the meanwhile, it’s simply postponed. We’ll assess the state of affairs,” Ganguly stated. “It will likely be re-assessed each week. I am unable to say in the meanwhile (about any deadline). It must be labored round. As a lot as we need to host the IPL, we additionally have to be cautious in regards to the safety,” he added.
Even when the pandemic dies down by April 15 and the league is to start then, it stays to be seen how the schedule is tweaked. The unique fixture record was made with a view to decreasing the variety of double-header days, which could need to be revoked, contemplating greater than two weeks would’ve already been misplaced to the pandemic ought to the IPL start on April 15, and even later.
“If it (IPL) is (postponed until) April 15, then, in any case 15 days are gone, it must be a truncated one. How truncated, what number of video games, I am unable to say in the meanwhile.”