Ganguly says BCCI yet to discuss IPL 2020 schedule: The President of the BCCI has laid emphasis on public health over IPL 2020.
Cricket Australia’s leaked letter to the International Cricket Council has given plentiful hopes for the October-November slot to get vacant as CA remains unsure of hosting ICC T20 World Cup 2020 this year primary due to the novel COVID-19 scare.
While the decision by the ICC on the global event will be announced on June 10, rumours are rife that the tournament is all set to be postponed.
If the aforementioned happens, BCCI will be looking to conduct the 13th season of the Indian Premier League in October-November as they are unlikely to find a better slot this year.
Speaking in a recent interview with SportsKeeda, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has yet again expressed uncertainty regarding the venue of the tournament stating that it is “too early” to comment.
“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,” Ganguly was quoted as saying.
Sourav Ganguly says BCCI yet to discuss IPL 2020 schedule
While there were reports of BCCI planning to commence IPL 2020 from September 25 in the past, no official announcement regarding the same has been made. Further speaking on the matter, Ganguly laid emphasis on public health over conducting the biggest T20 league.
“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 are more important for all of us.
“We can’t say what will happen in the days to come. It is tough to predict. We are looking at all options. We are still not sure when cricket could resume,” Ganguly added.