IPL 2020 could be held in empty stands: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

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Sourav Ganguly gives latest update on IPL 2020 (Image Source: Twitter)

The biggest carnival of cricket Indian Premier League (IPL) was scheduled to begin on March 29 this year, but due to Coronavirus outbreak followed by worldwide lockdown, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was forced to postpone the 13th edition of the lucrative league for an indefinite time.


However, from time to time, some reports kept emerging regarding BCCI finding all alternatives to organize the IPL in the period between July to September 2020.

Now, the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has dropped the latest update indicating that the apex cricketing board in India is exploring all options to make sure IPL takes place in 2020.


Ganguly has shared a letter with all affiliated units and said that BCCI is searching for every option to organize the T20 tournament even if the cash-rich league happens behind the closed doors.

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

“The fans, franchises, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year,” he added.


Ganguly said that the BCCI is optimistic concerning the commencement of IPL and will soon decide on the future course of action on this.

“Recently, a lot of players both from India and other countries, participating in the IPL have shown keenness on being part of this year’s IPL. We are optimistic, and the BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this,” the former India captain concluded.


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