IPL 2020: BCCI looking at September-October window, says Brijesh Patel

The BCCI is trying on the September-October window for holding the delayed 2020 version of the IPL, Brijesh Patel, the chairman of the league’s governing council, has stated. Whether or not the match could be slotted in there, nonetheless, “relies on the long run” of the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup, which have been initially scheduled for September and October-November respectively.

Whereas there’s appreciable doubt over the 2 multi-team tournaments going forward this 12 months, the Asian Cricket Council remains to be hoping to carry the Asia Cup in September, and the ICC has adopted a wait-and-watch strategy to determine the destiny of the T20 World Cup, to be held in Australia.

“Sure, we’re taking a look at these dates, nevertheless it all relies on the way forward for the T20 World Cup and the Asia Cup. Topic to that we’re planning (the window for the IPL),” Patel informed the Indian Categorical.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had also written to the state associations this week to say that he was optimistic about internet hosting the IPL, in empty stadiums if wanted, and Patel echoed his ideas.

“Once more, it relies on how the scenario is in September-October,” Patel stated. “We’ve got to go by the federal government directive. First we want the go-ahead from the federal government. You’ll be able to’t play a World Cup in empty stadiums. However the IPL being a league, it may be staged behind closed doorways. The official broadcaster is OK with that and so are the gamers as a result of they need to play.”

When requested if the governing council was trying on the September-October window as a result of it does not anticipate the T20 World Cup to go forward, Patel informed the Hindu: “They can not go away it until the final minute. All of the groups have to arrange if they’re going forward with it. In any other case all the choice plans must be in place. They need to determine shortly.

“If the World Cup can not occur, every board should consider methods to utilise the October window in session with the respective governments.”

Patel additionally stated that although the cricket boards within the UAE and in Sri Lanka had supplied to host the IPL, the BCCI’s first choice could be to play it in India. “They (Emirates Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket) have knowledgeable us that they’re ready to host the IPL. However our first choice is India, if we get the federal government’s permission,” he stated. “It’s sure that we can not play at greater than three or 4 venues in India, however the permissions will rely on how the COVID-19 outbreak pans out.

“In any other case we should discover taking part in abroad, which would be the final choice. As soon as you’re taking part in with out spectators, it does not actually matter the place you’re taking part in so long as it fits tv timings.”


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