3 Ways in which BCCI can go ahead with the IPL 2020

3 Ways in which BCCI can go ahead with the IPL 2020

BCCI is going to reassess the situation later.

2. Organize a mini-IPL with each team playing only 7 matches in the league stage

Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni
Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

There is no guarantee if the Coronavirus outbreak will be controlled until the second week of April. It might also lead to the BCCI postponing the IPL further shortening the window available even more. In that case, there is an option of staging a mini IPL with each team facing the other only once before the top four sides qualify for the playoffs.

Currently, with the full schedule, 56 league matches are there to be scheduled and four playoffs which won’t be possible with a short window. If the mini IPL takes place, only 28 league matches will have to take place and four playoffs which means the tournament will comprise of a total 32 matches.

These number of matches can be organised in around three weeks with the doubleheaders also taking place on a few days. This will allow all the foreign players to feature in the whole season and the IPL can be finished by May 24 too.