Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly said that this year would not go without the Indian Premier League (IPL). Whenever we get 35 to 40 days, we will have the tournament in the country itself. This is also our priority. If there is no alternative, it will be made abroad, but this increases the tournament expenses.
IPL was to be held from March 29 this year, but due to Corona, it has already been postponed indefinitely by the board. BCCI is waiting for the ICC’s decision on the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia from 18 October to 15 November this year. In the event of the World Cup postponement, IPL can be replaced.
We wish that Ganguly has turned 48 this year on Wednesday. On this occasion, he told a news channel, “We do not want IPL 2020 to be canceled. If we get 35 to 40 days also, then we will conduct IPL in the country. At the moment, we do not know where it will be. IPL is the largest tournament in the country. We want it to happen.
On whether the BCCI will wait for the ICC’s decision on the T20 World Cup or whether the IPL will take place in place of the T20 World Cup, Ganguly said, “Right now the ICC has not decided anything about the tournament. There are many reports coming in the media, but until an official decision of the ICC comes, we cannot say anything in this matter.
Twice been out of IPL India for hosting the IPL, Sri Lanka, United States (UAE) and New Zealand have already offer the BCCI. The board has not taken any decision yet. However, the IPL has so far been forced out of India due to the Lok Sabha elections twice. In 2009, the tournament was hosted by South Africa. The IPL then lasted for 5 weeks and 2 days. In 2014, the tournament matches were played in the UAE apart from India.