The dilemma over IPL 2020 and its future has dominated the news feed in Cricket World from the last month and so. The marquee tournament which was all set to get rolling from 29th March has been now postponed till 15th April at least amid the COVID-19 attack.
The 21-day lockdown imposed by the Indian Government to combat the COVID-19 situation has definitely helped India control the situation. But, with the COVID-19 cases still increasing in a steady manner, the state and central governments are fretting over increasing the lockdown till 30th April.
As whole of the world eagerly wait for the thing to improve and resume, IPL holds a great significance in the Cricket World. With the clouds of uncertainty still hovering over the Indian Premier League, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, in a recent interview, talked the current scenario and future possibility of IPL 2020.
With the lockdown cancelling all the international Visas, flights, offices and sports activities, Sourav Ganguly said that BCCI is closely monitoring the situation and these are not ideal conditions for organising anything at all.
“We keep monitoring developments. At the present moment, we can’t say anything. And what is there to say anyway? Airports are shut, people are stuck at home, offices are locked down, nobody can go anywhere. And it seems this is how it’s going to be till the middle of May.
Where will you get players from, where do players travel. It’s just simple common sense that at the moment, nothing is in favour of any kind of sport anywhere in the world, forget IPL”, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said to the New Indian Express.
When asked about any update on the future of IPL, Ganguly said that any update on the IPL will only be given after a meeting with the office-bearers of the board.
“I will be able to give an update on that on Monday after speaking to the other office-bearers (of BCCI). But practically speaking, when life has come to a standstill everywhere in the world, where does sport have a future in this”, Ganguly added.