BCCI is ready to stage IPL 2020 behind closed doors: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI is trying all options to host the cash-rich league this year.

Sourav Ganguly
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Indian Premier League 2020 has been the talk of the cricket town for long. It was scheduled to begin on March 29. But, the COVID-19 outbreak played its part and BCCI had to suspend the tournament for an indefinite period. However, now the conditions in the country are improving with each passing day.

At the same time, the Indian government has given relaxation in the restrictions enforced during the full-fledged nationwide lockdown. It is also a positive thing from the perspective of IPL 2020. Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI chief has given a big update over the same and said that the Indian board is searching for every possible option to organize IPL this year.

The cash-rich league is one of the biggest T20 tournaments across the globe. And, there is no doubt over the fact that it acts like a money-spinner for the board, franchises, and players. But, this year due to COVID-19, the tournament is kept on hold. There are reports that if IPL will not be organized in the ongoing year, the BCCI will suffer a big financial hit of around INR 4,000 crores.

The Indian cricket board will not want that to happen in any case. Meanwhile, there is news taking rounds in the media that if T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to begin in October, gets postponed then BCCI will grab that opportunity to organize IPL during that window.

Sourav Ganguly gives a big update on IPL 2020

Sourav Ganguly has shared a letter with all affiliated members of the body in the country talking about IPL 2020. In that, he said that BCCI is looking for every option to organize the T20 tournament this year. He also added that it doesn’t matter if they had to stage the whole league behind the closed doors as well.

“The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums,” Sourav Ganguly said as quoted by NDTVsports.

It is known that in India, the situation due to the novel virus is not that good to stage an event like IPL in front of a jam-packed stadium.