The President of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, is still unsure about when conditions would become suitable for the resumption of cricket in the country even though the coronavirus inflicted lockdown is being lifted in gradual phases in India.
“We can’t say what will happen in the days to come. It is tough to predict. We are looking at all options. We are still not sure when cricket could resume,” Ganguly told Sportskeeda during an interview on Monday.
It is not possible for the BCCI to plan the Indian Premier League (IPL) now as COVID-19 positive cases are still on the rise in India. Ganguly stressed on the fact that there hasn’t been any official discussion yet regarding the schedule of the IPL.
“If at all, IPL does happen, we don’t know where it could happen. India would certainly like to host the event, provided the environment is safe. Right now, we are not in a position to say anything. It is too early.
We are yet to officially discuss the IPL schedule. But it depends on the safety of the environment. Saving human life and breaking the coronavirus chain is more important for all of us,” Ganguly said.
The IPL was originally scheduled to begin on March 29 and then was postponed to April 15. However, the deteriorating condition of the COVID-19 pandemic forced BCCI to postpone it indefinitely.
The T20 World Cup, which was scheduled to be played in October-November this year, is likely to be postponed as well but the official decision will only be taken in the next ICC meeting on June 10.