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.
In a last month and so, the World has been hit severely by the COVID-19 virus. The Virus originated from the Wuhan City of China has created havoc in the world. The virus has infected 203 countries and two international conveyances till now, infecting around 1.7 Million People and consuming around 1,00,000 lives in this duration. Even the doctors and medical teams World over have failed to make an antidote of the deadly virus till now.
As whole of the world eagerly wait for the thing to improve and resume, IPL holds a great significance in the Cricket World. But as per the Indian Government’s order of complete lockdown till 14th April at least, the tournament looks unlikely in near future. If the situation permits, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has also indicated at a truncated IPL 2020.
With the clouds of uncertainty still hovering over the Indian Premier League, a BCCI official has opined that BCCI could organise the IPL in July or in winter season. “The board is looking at an alternate window to host matches, possibly in July, or latest during winter,” the BCCI official told CNBC-TV18.
At the time when the whole world is fighting the deadly pandemic, a tournament like IPL will help in bringing back smiles on the faces of people. A successful IPL will not set the Cricket rolling but also boost the economy. The official indicated that if the tournament happens in July, it will be definitely a “Behind the closed door” type of tournament.