Any Decision On The IPL 2020 Can Only Be Taken After 15th April:
A lot of doubts, confusions are there regarding the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) enforced to take the decision of postponing the league until 15th April because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
After that, much confusion is spreading about the happening of IPL. But according to the current reports, the BCCI officials have exposed that there is a chance of IPL if the opening match of the tournament takes place in the May first week.
According to BCCI officials, the IPL tournament can only be possible if the Coronavirus matter is sorted by the April end and the league starts in the May first week.
In 2009, 59 Matches Were Played In Only 37 Days
In an interview, a BCCI official quoted that “We can wait till the April end. If the opening match is not played by the May first week, then it is near to impossible to organize IPL this year. Even if we have to wait for the control of Coronavirus until April end to follow all the proceedings, we can take suggestions from the South Africa edition and precede the league effectively.
He further added “if you remember, that was the shortest period IPL consisting of 59 matches played within 37 days in the year 2009 and we can do the same thing. But some measures will have to be taken care of.”
He also informed that the league can be held in Maharashtra, where four international stadiums are there. This will reduce the traveling amount and also ensure that the games are played on new wickets.
But before all these things, the government of India should give permission to organize the league. Safety of players as well as the public is the priority as the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly always mentioned that. Ganguly also discussed recently the chances of IPL being shortened. Although he went on to say this thing, it will be too early to comment on this for him.