Guwahati: IPL 2020, which was about to begin from March 29, has been postponed subject to the current pandemic. Since then, the future IPL 2020 seemed to be vague.
But, a ray of hope from the side of President of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly can be seen.
Ganguly, on Thursday, said that the board is trying all possible options to bring IPL, 2020 to stage, including playing behind closed doors with no spectators.
Sourav Ganguly on his letter to the members of the board stated, "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. The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year."
Green signal from the side of the players can also be witnessed.
"Recently a lot of players, both from India and other countries, participating in IPL have also shown their keenness on being a part of this year IPL. We are optimistic and the BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this."
"The BCCI is in the process of developing a COVID-19 Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for all State Cricket Associations. Essentially this SOP is being made with a view of providing our Members with a standard set of guidelines which will help the associations to resume cricket in their respective areas," further reads the letter.
Proposal for domestic tournaments is also in the talk.
In regards to that Ganguly said, "Moving ahead, the BCCI is in the process of planning the domestic competitions for the next cricketing season. We are working on various formats and options in our endeavor to ensure that various domestic tournaments are held, they stay competitive and participation is feasible. The BCCI will come up with more details on this front over the next couple of weeks."
President also brought to notice that the dues of the members of the board have been released.
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