The 13th version of Indian Premier League was set to start on March 29 earlier than the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic compelled the BCCI officers to posptone the beginning of match to April 15. Later, with the variety of instances rising within the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a nationwide lockdown until April 15, which in all chance, is anticipated to increase additional. The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly was questioned on holding IPL this 12 months, and he stated that it appears tough to carry the match as of now.
Speaking to The New Indian Express, Ganguly stated: “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.”
He additional added that nothing is working in favour of any form of sport at the second. “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,” he stated.
The former India skipper added that he may make issues clear on Monday after discussing with workplace-bearers of BCCI.
“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,” he stated.