BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is a leading national body in India for Cricket. It was formed on December 28, 1928.
The IPL (Indian Premier League) was held on March 29 this year that is 2020 and ends on May 24. Due to this pandemic Coronavirus, it becomes impossible to conduct IPL this year due to safety concerns. It was first suspended until April 15, 2020, thinking that the situation will become better. Still, after seeing the situation, our honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the lockdown till the 3rd of May, 2020. After seeing such a scenario, BCCI also has to postpone the IPL 2nd time, and this time no end date mentioned in their notice saying “Till Further Notice.”
As there are no such commitments by the Board of Control for Cricket in India regarding recommencement of the IPL. But it will continue to monitor and review this pandemic situation of coronavirus as well as the lockdown and thinking of a potential date to start the IPL.
When will the IPL 2020 be held?
The answer to this question is not so committable. Still, we are assuming that it would be held between September end of the starting of October, hoping that this pandemic situation will become normal at that time.
The other choice is having a reduced IPL in about a month and a half among September and early October as it’s exceptionally far-fetched that the Asia Cup will occur.
In any case, Pakistan Cricket Board director “Ehsan Mani” has declared that the PCB won’t consent to drop the Asia Cup, planned for the UAE in September, to prepare for the Indian Premier League.
Losses incurred if IPL won’t be held:
1. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earns 4000 crores through digital platforms and also by sponsorships. As if it is not commenced, the losses to BCCI was huge.
2. Rs. 700 crores fees to players are also at stakes.
3. Each franchisee incurs losses, which are huge in amount, so canceling the IPL would be a significant loss to the Franchisees.
4. Another loss is to the viewers, as some people are a die-heart fan of the Indian Premier League, so due to this, they feel so angry and feel depressed.
5. Losses to the TV channels and on their TRPs.
Firstly, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is a leading national body in India for Cricket. It was formed on December 28, 1928. The IPL (Indian Premier League) was held on March 29 this year that is 2020 and ends on May 24. Due to this pandemic Coronavirus, it becomes impossible to conduct IPL this year due to safety concerns.
Secondly, there was no notice regarding the commencement of the IPL, as it is said by BCCI saying “Till Further Notice.” Hoping that this situation will be normal after 2-3 months, it is expected that the IPL will be commenced between the end of September or at the beginning of October 2020.