After almost two and half month of boredom, Cricket fans finally have something to cheer about as the new reports suggest that BCCI is looking for the September-November window to organise it’s marquee tournament IPL. The marquee tournament which was all set to get rolling from 29th March has been now postponed indefinitely amid the COVID-19 attack.
Speaking to IANS, a source in the knowledge of the developments said that if everything falls in place, BCCI is targeting on the End-September to November period to start India’s domestic season with IPL 2020.
“It is still early days as a lot of other things have to fall in place for this to materialise, but yes, the BCCI is looking at a September 25-November 1 window provided the number of cases in the country come down and the government does give a go-ahead. As I said, a lot of things do need to fall in place, but yes, these dates are being talked about and contingency planning is on,” a source in the knowledge of the things said.
On Sunday, Government of India also extended the country-wide lockdown with some eased restrictions. In its try to bring lives back on the track, Government also allowed some outdoor activities with time limitations imposed. The Home ministry also provided a major relief to sports community by allowing the re-opening of sports stadiums.
With Indian Government slowly easing the lockdown restrictions, BCCI is looking to resume the cricket action steadily. IPL 2020 will be high on the agenda of BCCI as soon as the condition gets back to normal.
However, the future of the tournament will totally depend on the conditions at that time. BCCI have so far complied with every decision of Indian Government and have also made it clear that BCCI would not compromise any parameter in such circumstances to ensure the health safety and protected environment.