A lot of speculations have been going around on the future of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While it has been widely reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking at the September-October window, President Sourav Ganguly has clearly mentioned that they are still not about its future.
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 and the lockdown extended, the Sourav Ganguly-led panel had to defer the tournament for an indefinite period.
Not sure about IPL 2020: Sourav Ganguly
There has been a lot of discussions in the media on the future of the tournament. But Sourav Ganguly didn’t want to commit anything on the future of IPL 2020. He said they are yet to formalize anything right now. Ganguly also admitted that saving human lives and breaking the coronavirus chain is the need of the hour.
“If at all, IPL does happen, we don’t know where it could happen. India would certainly like to host the event, provided the environment is safe. Right now, we are not in a position to say anything.
It is too early. We are yet to officially discuss the IPL schedule. But it depends on the safety of the environment. Saving human life and breaking the coronavirus chain is more important for all of us,” Ganguly said to Sportskeeda.
Meanwhile, not hosting the tournament will incur a loss of Rs 4000 crore said, Sourav Ganguly. The iconic personality is currently in his hometown Kolkata spending time with his family in this lockdown. Ganguly made quite a few donations to help the needy in these difficult times.
“I have been at home only with my family. I am really bothered with the way people are suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic. I can’t say how many people benefitted through my charity foundation. I am trying my best. We all are doing our bit in little ways to come out of this crisis,” he signed off.