The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is moving ahead with plans to set the stage for the IPL later this year, despite the International Cricket Committee (ICC) postponing a month-long decision on hosting the 2020 T20 World Cup.
In this regard, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has written a letter to all state cricket associations on Wednesday (June 10). In this, he has said that the board will soon decide on a plan of future action.
According to the Times of India, Ganguly has written to all the state cricket associations saying that the board is committed to hold the suspended IPL this year. Even if the tournament has to be held in an empty stadium. Ganguly has written in the letter that the BCCI is working on all the possibilities of the IPL.
Ganguly wrote, “Many players from India and other countries who have recently participated in the IPL have also shown their keenness to play in the tournament this year. We are optimistic and the BCCI will soon decide on a future course of action on this. ‘
Ganguly said in the letter that due to the coronavirus, all sports activities around the world are suspended. Training and competitive cricket can begin in the next two months.
He said, “BCCI is looking at preparing Covid-19 Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for cricket associations of all states so that all member states can adopt its standards.”
Ganguly said about domestic cricket, “We have to move forward. The BCCI is looking at starting the process of competitive cricket in the next cricket season. We are considering different formats and options, so that different domestic tournament can take place.”