No point discussing IPL in Sri Lanka at the moment says a BCCI official.Click To Tweet
No point discussing IPL in Sri Lanka at the moment. A BCCI official said that no point discussing IPL at the moment because the whole world is suffering from pandemic COVID-19.
Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) wishes to host IPL in their country a few days ago.
But the lobby of the BCCI feels that no point to discuss any sports event as the world combating the novel coronavirus.
SLC president, Shammi Silva said a couple of days ago, that Sri Lanka is ready to host the cash-rich league as his country has fewer cases of COVID-19.
Indian Premier League’s (IPL) 13th edition was about to start from March 29 to May 24 this year.
But after getting advice from the Sports Ministry, BCCI postponed the IPL for 15 days. As you know, the lockdown extended for the next 19 days, BCCI postponed the IPL to an indefinite time.
No point discussing IPL in Sri Lanka at the moment:
“The BCCI is not in any position to say anything ( regarding IPL) when the world is closed.” A BCCI official told PTI.
The BCCI official also said that there is no such official proposal from the SLC and there is no guarantee when a meaningful discussion takes place.
“There is no official proposal from SLC yet and obviously no discussion over it.” A BCCI official told PTI further.
As you know that many countries imposed a lockdown and have canceled their flight to curb down this deadly virus.
Sri Lanka Cricket Board can have matches on three-grounds, Galle, Candy, and Premadasa Stadium but no flight service is taking place in India currently.
SLC will be benefitted financially from the IPL compare to a three-match ODI and T20I series in July
A BCCI veteran who was a part of the IPL when IPL got shifted to South Africa and UAE due to the general election feels that scenario in ICC will change as the Chairman Shashank Manohar steps down in May.
“SLC has been BCCI’s ally at the ICC and their proposal is quite understandable, but what about once Shashank Manohar steps down in May.” Veteran said.
“You could see new equations are forming and there could be more options available, not just Sri Lanka,” Veteran added.
Now it’s interesting to see when SLC officially proposed to host this year’s IPL then what would be the reaction of BCCI.
BCCI denied any cricket talks at this moment but can’t lose a heavy amount. Better to shift for a later date.