The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that there’s nonetheless no readability on the destiny of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, because the nation faces a lockdown as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
“Nothing has been determined but. There is no such thing as a readability,” Ganguly instructed Sportstar from Kolkata on Tuesday.
On March 14, the BCCI high brass had a gathering with all of the franchises and it was determined that the board will monitor the scenario each week after which determine on the long run plan of action. “Issues stay because it was on (March 14), once we determined to postpone the IPL (to April 15). Since then nothing has modified. So, there is no such thing as a replace,” the previous India captain mentioned.
The IPL was initially scheduled to start on March 29 with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Tremendous Kings locking horns on the Wankhede Stadium.
With the scenario trying gloomier, will the match be referred to as off? “We now have not selected that but. We do not know but. Let’s have a look at how issues go within the subsequent few days,” Ganguly mentioned.
The franchise officers had a convention name final week. The BCCI chief, nonetheless, mentioned that he has not spoken to anybody but. “What change have you ever seen within the final one week? Nothing! We now have not spoken to any of the franchises but.”
A second con-call was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, which was referred to as off. And Ganguly revealed there is no such thing as a assembly lined up both.
Among the many eight choices that the franchises got throughout the assembly in Mumbai on March 14, one was about extending the window to at the least Could 31. There have been speculations that the BCCI might even communicate to the abroad associations in search of additional extension. “Given the scenario, no one is able to say something.”
Whereas the query mark stays over the IPL, the COVID-19 virus has additionally led to the delay in appointment of India’s senior ladies selectors and junior selectors. “All of the cricketing operations are shut. So…” Ganguly mentioned.
For the final couple of days, he’s caught at house, and is spending time together with his household. “It’s important for everybody to remain protected. The town (Kolkata) is in a whole lockdown. The streets are empty. I’ve by no means seen such a factor earlier. However this too shall change for the higher,” he signed off.