Board of control for cricket in India’s president Saurav Ganguly who turned 48 on Wednesday 8th July said that our priority is to host the IPL, India’s biggest domestic cricket league where franchisee teams play cricket with each other . Indian Premiere league was originally scheduled to start 29th march 2020 to 24th may 2020 which was postponed due to pandemic reasons.
In the previous 12 IPL seasons only once the IPL was shifted outside India in 2009 where it was played in South Africa due to dates clashed with Indian elections.
The former Indian captain and the former captain of Kolkata night riders IPL team Saurav Ganguly also was the President of the CAB, Cricket association of Bengal before taking up the responsibility of the president of BCCI known among richest cricket boards of the world.
Ganguly did say that cricket in Inida should also come to normalcy after many players say that need of the hour is to carry on with cricket with closed doors for spectators.
Earlier UAE, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand did show interest to hot the IPL, But Ganguly has made clear that no formal communication has been initiated with these countries as of now and all the news of shifting the venue are only hasn’t got any approval or not even in consideration stage at the moment.
He also added that we are also looking on the developments of the T-20 world cup which was scheduled to be played in Australia end of this year, as we wish to make the IPL schedule accordingly, he added that we do not wish to finish the year 2020 without IPL which has to see 12 successful seasons.
BCCI President throughout was keen to host the IPL and did say earlier before the original schedule was supposed to kick off that we would be looking to shorter the 2 months long tournament due to pandemic crises and cut of the matches, which eventually postpone in the end.
The four big states of India also the home of four major IPL cricket franchisee teams Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata are struggling in a pandemic with a higher number of cases and playing cricket would also not be an easy step for those team at the moment.
But we are keeping our fingers crossed to hot the IPL 2020 said Saurav Ganguly who will observe his first IPL season as BCCI president if IPL gets played in 2020.