All the cricket fans are curious to see the best franchise cricket league after a constant restlessness and at this point BCCI decided to begin IPL 2020 by the first week of May. IPL 2020 was postponed to April 15th due to the corona pandemic and now it got prolonged further as the con-call between the IPL Franchises and the BCCI regarding the IPL 2020 was called-off.
The BCCI clarified that IPL needed to begin in the month of May first week or else it will not be possible further to organize this mega event this year. The BCCI official also advised to take cue from the South Africa edition, to organizers, which was played over 37 days including 59 games in this shortened edition.
“Till the end of April we can wait and if the first game is not played possibly in the first week then it is almost impossible to organize the league this year. To follow all the procedures we need to wait till April end and meanwhile we can take a cue from South Africa Cricket edition to conduct the league successfully. We can do the same as they did as it was the shortest IPL played over 37days with 59 games. For this, we need to take certain measures.”
Looking at the current situation, the public and players’ safety is most important, said an official of BCCI. He also said, if at all the IPL happens then it will have to be played with in two or three stadiums , that too with the minimum travelling distance involved.
“In such conditions we can’t travel around the country. If in case we get a permission to conduct IPL, then we need to choose Maharashtra in which city like Mumbai with three stadiums and stadium in Pune. At places like such, I am sure players will get fresh wickets to play and with a minimal traveling involved. But before that, Government has to announce everything is fit around to organize the tournaments. As BCCI president said, Public and players’ safety is a major priority.”