The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keenly looking at the Future Tour Program post the coronavirus pandemic as they are keen to host the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. Notably, the apex body had to postpone IPL 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Meanwhile, the 13th season of the T20 blitz was scheduled to commence from March 29. However, BCCI had to postpone it to April 14 after the first lockdown. And with no signs of improvement, the Sourav Ganguly-led panel had to defer the tournament for an indefinite period.
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However, BCCI didn’t rule out all the possibilities of hosting IPL 2020 for obvious reasons. The T20 blitz involves a lot of money and Ganguly recently admitted that not hosting the tournament will be a massive jolt. And now, if reports are true, BCCI is considering the September-November window to host IPL 2020. A source in the know-how of the development divulged the story to IANS.
BCCI eyeing September window to host IPL 2020
“It is still early days as a lot of other things have to fall in place for this to materialise, but yes, the BCCI is looking at a September 25-November 1 window provided the number of cases in the country come down and the government does give a go-ahead. As I said, a lot of things do need to fall in place, but yes these dates are being talked about and contingency planning is on,” the source said.
Furthermore, a BCCI official, who chose to be anonymous, also admitted the development. He revealed that indeed BCCI is eyeing the September-end window. But for that can only happen if ICC postponed the forthcoming T20 World Cup. They are likely to meet on May 28 to decide on the future of the mega event in Australia.