IPL Chairman eyeing September-October slot for IPL 2020: The cash-rich league is more likely to change the ICC T20 World Cup 2020.
Lower than 24 hours after BCCI President Sourav Ganguly hinted at conducting , IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel has opened up on the opportunity of taking part in the 13th season of the event outdoors of India.
“Now we have to observe how issues are going to play out over the following one month from a Covid perspective. We don’t thoughts shifting the IPL to a different nation, both partly or in full. There are different facets to be thought of right here,” Patel was quoted as saying by The Instances of India on Thursday.
Explaining the varied challenges in retailer for the organizers if the event is performed at an abroad venue, Patel talked about how the standing of the novel COVID-19 outbreak will have an effect on the scheduling.
“Suppose we shift simply the primary leg in another country, we should undergo a quarantine once we fly there. However we might most likely additionally should undergo one other quarantine once we’re again for the India leg, if Covid doesn’t relent.
“Or who is aware of, by October issues shall be totally different. Let’s see. Proper now, we’re not ruling out the thought of taking part in the entire event abroad,” Patel mentioned. Within the latest previous, and UAE had provided to host IPL 2020 after BCCI suspended the event till additional discover.
IPL Chairman eyeing September-October slot for IPL 2020
Patel didn’t draw back from disclosing that BCCI are ready for an official announcement concerning (the postponement of) the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 which is slated to be performed in Australia.
“We’re able to go forward with the IPL. However we will begin planning the schedule formally solely after the official announcement is made on the T20 World Cup, which I’m anticipating will arrive anytime quickly. On our half, we’ve already earmarked the September-October window for the event to be performed,” Patel added.
Beforehand, studies had been rife that BCCI are anticipated to kick-start . If that turns into the truth, one attainable problem for the BCCI can be the Asia Cup which can also be scheduled to be performed in the identical month.
“Proper now, we’re saying it’s tentative as a result of finalities of the schedule can solely be labored out as soon as official confirmations arrive. Talks are occurring with the league’s a number of stakeholders and we’re all on board. So, it’s a matter of time earlier than we begin placing issues in place,” Patel additional added.
Patel additionally acknowledged that the monsoon season may have an effect on IPL 2020. This, along with the COVID-19 problem, may pressure the officers to conduct IPL 2020 in two-three cities for it’s nearly sure to be performed in empty stadiums.
“If the IPL has to start in September, there’ll be a menace of monsoon. Regardless of the case, logistics should be labored out fastidiously. Whether or not in India or abroad, the event gained’t be performed at greater than two or three venues as a result of it’s just for tv,” Patel concluded.