‘We have to wait and watch’: No headway at IPL owners’ tele-conference – cricket

No headway was made throughout Monday’s tele-conference by the eight IPL franchise homeowners because the scenario up to now 48 hours has not modified a lot within the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic within the nation as nicely globally.

The begin of the 13th IPL has been suspended from March 29 to April 15 with India at the moment registering 114 constructive circumstances and two deaths for COVID-19.

All overseas visas have been placed on maintain until April 15 whereas BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has hinted {that a} “truncated IPL” might be a chance with a minimal 17 days already misplaced.

“Nothing concrete was discussed in today’s meeting (con-call). It was just a follow up meeting. The situation has not changed in 48 hours, so talking about hosting the IPL is still pre-mature,” an IPL franchise proprietor advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

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“We have to wait and watch. We will keep doing these con calls on a weekly basis to take stock of the situation,” he stated.

Among the six to seven choices which are there in case the scenario improves by April 15, one is dividing the groups into two teams with prime 4 qualifying for the knock-outs.

Also there are strategies of accelerating the variety of double headers in a curtailed time or having matches at three or 4 centres so as to restrict journey.

The chance of getting the matches in empty stands additionally stays open for the BCCI.

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