BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that as the current situation is quite sensitive, BCCI will assess and reassess the situation with every week before coming to any decision on this year’s IPL.
“We met with the owners, to tell them how it can happen and where do we stand at the moment. At the moment, it is just postponed. We will assess the situation. It will be re-assessed every week. I can’t say at the moment (about any deadline). It has to be worked around. As much as we want to host the IPL, we also need to be careful about the security,” Ganguly said.
Ganguly also confirmed that if the condition improves we will have a truncated IPL this year. Ganguly, though, did not provided the details of BCCI’s planning. Ganguly said, “If it (IPL) is (postponed till) April 15, then, in any case 15 days are gone, it has to be a truncated one. How truncated, how many games, I can’t say at the moment.”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] and the stakeholders of all the eight Indian Premier League franchises met on Saturday to discuss the situation that has arisen due to the novel Coronavirus at its headquarters in Mumbai.
In a briefing after the meeting, the BCCI President and all its stakeholders looked committed to the government’s order and public health. BCCI has opted for wait and watch policy till the situations improves enough to organise the show-piece event.
“Safety is most important for the players, and at the moment (with) what’s going around in the world and India with the government directives this is all we can do. We have postponed remaining domestic matches,” Ganguly added.
Indian Premier League 2020 has already been postponed at least till 15 April. With the cases of COVID-19 increasing every day BCCI might have to cancel the tournament.