IPL 2020 cancellation will cause 4000 Crore loss to BCCI: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, has spoken about the future of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League and how much the board will suffer if the tournament is not played.

IPL 2020 cancellation will cause 4000 Crore loss to BCCI: Sourav Ganguly
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Ganguly said that if the IPL is not held this year, it could result in a loss of Rs 4000 crore to the board.

 

The IPL was to be played from March 29,After the first phase lockdown in India, it was postponed until 15 April.

 

IPL was postponed indefinitely during the second phase lockdown.

 

In an interview on Mid-Day, Ganguly said,

 

“We have to see our financial circumstances, we have to see how much money we have and we will have to decide accordingly.

 

If the IPL is not organized, then we will lose about Rs 4000 crore, which is a big loss.

 

Former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly also pointed out that if the IPL did not happen this year, the board will also have to think about pay-cuts.

 

He said, “If IPL happens then we will not have to think about pay-cut, we will handle things.”

 

Stretching the match in the empty stadium will reduce the vibe: Sourav Ganguly

 

Regarding the IPL match at the empty stadium, Sourav Ganguly said,

 

‘Yes, in such a situation the vibe for the IPL will be reduced. I have played in such a situation.

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The Asian Test Championship match was played against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 1999.

 

On the fifth day, spectators were not allowed to watch the match, as they interrupted the match.

 

The lack of enthusiasm was clearly seen at that time.

 

The current situation is quite serious

 

He said,

 

“If the match is played between fewer audiences and social distancing is taken care of, then the officials will also have to see how the spectators are leaving the ground.

 

The police will have to be very strict. This decision is difficult to take and being in such a situation is a serious issue.

 

BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal has also said that if IPL does not happen this year, then BCCI may have to bear a loss of Rs 4000 crore.

 

 

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