Sourav Ganguly on hosting IPL 2020 in India: The BCCI President has ensured that the board will try its level best to conduct IPL 2020.
Originally scheduled to commence on March 29, the 13th season of the Indian Premier League continues to entice statements primarily regarding its venue and updated schedule.
Having said that, it is BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) President Sourav Ganguly who has now opined on the future of cash-rich league.
Ganguly, who is celebrating his 48th birthday today, opened up on the tournament while speaking to illustrious journalist Vikrant Gupta during an Instagram live session.
Sourav Ganguly on hosting IPL 2020 in India
Ganguly, who had commented on conducting IPL 2020 in empty stadiums last month, has ensured the cricket-hungry fans that the board will “try everything” to host IPL 2020 in India despite reports emerging around the biggest T20 league moving out of the country.
“[If the T20 World Cup gets cancelled] We will try everything to stage the IPL. It is very important for Indian cricket. We will try to host it in India.
“The cancellation of T20 World Cup will happen soon because all countries are asking for a direction from ICC. We’ll know by mid-July. My gut-feeling is saying it’s [conducting T20 World Cup] tough,” Ganguly told Gupta.
In the past, there have been reports of IPL 2020 being shifted to either of UAE or Sri Lanka. Having offered to host the cash-rich league in April, SLC is further awaiting India’s response regarding IPL 2020 and a pending tour before finalizing the schedule for the inaugural season of Lanka Premier League 2020.
So hearing some good news for a change , there is a probability of #IPL2020 soon,so UAE/SL for starters
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) July 3, 2020
Ganguly, who also confirmed the cancellation of Asia Cup 2020 in the same conversation with Gupta, has given clear signs of BCCI finding a more than two-month long slot to fit in IPL 2020.