The BCCI is at present not able to take a name on the way forward for IPL and it will be “too premature” to comment on whether or not the event might be slotted instead of the ICC World T20 in October-November, treasurer Arun Dhumal stated on Monday.
The IPL has been postponed until April 15 within the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and with the nation scheduled to go for one other two week extension of the lockdown, it’s however pure that the money-wealthy league can’t be held throughout its devoted April-May window.
“Right now, the picture is very hazy. We don’t even know when the lockdown will end and if we don’t know, how can we even have a meaningful discussion. Once we get a clarity from the government, we can then sit and take fresh stock of the situation. Any speculation about it’s future will be premature,” Dhumal informed PTI throughout an unique interplay.
“Everyone wants IPL to happen but let’s have some clarity first.” The BCCI treasurer clarified that there was no scheduled convention name between the workplace bearers on Monday.
“We office-bearers are in constant touch. It’s not just IPL but there is huge amount of pending administrative work, legal issues that needs to be studied. But there was no conference call scheduled today as there is nothing to discuss till current situation persists,” Dhumal stated.
He additionally offered some sensible perception into rescheduling of IPL as speculations are rife in regards to the October-November window.
“Tell me one thing. Firstly, if Australia is under lockdown for six months, how can we conclude that they will allow their players to travel from next month right away? What if the travel restrictions for its citizens are still in place. How will they come to India then? And don’t forget that other boards also need to agree,” Dhumal stated.
“Secondly, even when the lockdown ends in India, what if a few of the main cities nonetheless have these Covid ‘hotspots’? Can we danger the lives of our sportspersons? Thirdly, the gamers are seemingly to go with out coaching for months.
“Even if we’re able to conduct a event, for worldwide gamers, we’d like to give them a naked minimal time to do full-fledged coaching earlier than we will begin a event. All these elements can solely be clear after we are able to talk about,” Dhumal stated.