Sourav Ganguly: BCCI working on ‘all possible options’ to host IPL 2020 this year
BCCI is ready to host IPL 2020 this year in empty stadiums, according to Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly
Bengaluru: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said the Indian cricket board is working on “all possible options” to host the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) this year. According to a report, he has written a letter in this regard to all state associations.
As per a report in The Times of India, Ganguly, on Wednesday (June 10), said the BCCI is ready to host IPL this year even in empty stadiums.
“The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums. The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year,” Ganguly's letter read, according to the newspaper.
“Recently a lot of players, both from India and other countries, participating in IPL have also shown their keenness on being a part of this year IPL. We are optimistic and the BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this,” the letter added.
The 13th edition of the IPL was schedule to start on March 29. However, it was deferred till April 15 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Later, it was suspended indefinitely as India remained under a lockdown with the cases of virus increasing.