A report in the Outlook expressed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking at the September-November window to plan the IPL 2020 and the franchise proprietors have additionally offered the board a go-ahead for hosting the league abroad.
However, an official declaration from the Indian cricket board is as yet anticipated. The Outlook report also claimed that the T20 World Cup, which is also scheduled to take place at the same time in Australia, is going to be cancelled by the International Cricket Council soon. Although the ICC is yet to make a formal declaration regarding the matter, Cricket Australia’s administrator had said that hosting the T20 World Cup in Australia this year is unreasonable.
“While it hasn’t been officially cancelled for the current year, or deferred, attempting to get 16 nations into Australia in the current world, where most nations are as yet experiencing COVID spiking, I believe it’s ridiculous, or it will be incredibly, difficult,” Earl Eddings said.
The BCCI is staring at a massive loss of INR 4,000 crore if the money rich league gets cancelled.
We will have to examine our financial situation, see how much money we have and take a call. Not hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) will cause losses to the tune of Rs 4,000 crore which is huge. If the IPL happens, we won’t need to go in for pay cuts. We’ll manage things,” Ganguly told late morning.
The conditions in the UAE are quite like that of India’s and the distance between the stadiums in Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi isn’t excessively far, which is likewise a significant factor for the BCCI.