The extremely awaited All-Star sport that was to be performed earlier than the beginning of the 13th version of the Indian Premier League seems set to be scrapped due to the objections from the franchises. A mind little one of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, the sport was anticipated to be performed round March 25 with the highest stars battling it out in a one-off sport.
An official of one of many franchises mentioned that it might eat into the preparation time for the money-wealthy league and that isn’t one thing that the franchises are eager on.
“The big names start coming in around a week before the tournament starts. Now, if you have them going to play the All-Star game say on March 25, that means they leave for the venue on March 23 night or March 24 morning. They play the next day and return only on March 26 and the tournament gets underway on March 29. Does that really make sense? Also, is it fair on the franchises? Don’t think it is ,” the official mentioned.
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Another official pointed that an All-Star sport would want all of the biggies like M.S. Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and so forth. And the board didn’t even float the concept as soon as with the franchises earlier than making an announcement on the identical.
“It came as a news to us from the media that there could be an All-Star game. We weren’t even kept in the loop, let alone be a part of the decision-making. An All-Star game cannot be played by two second-string squads and the least they could have done was given us an opportunity to discuss the point. We are not even getting to the point where one of these big players could end up getting injured during the game,” the official mentioned.
Rumours are doing the rounds that the sport may now be performed on the finish of the 2020 version of the IPL if all issues fall into place.