The CEO of the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), Rahul Johri has recently stated that plans are in progress of conducting the much-awaited sporting event in India, the IPL, or Indian Premier League.
The essence of IPL is the collaboration of Indian talent along with international stars. However, in the light of recent happenings due to the pandemic, it has become increasingly difficult to conduct any activity that involves social gatherings.
The major decider with regards to finalizing the decision about conduction of IPL hinges around the World T20 which is currently scheduled to be held in October. However, the hosts Australia has deferred it due to the pandemic at the moment, and a decision is to be taken about this when the International Cricket Council meets on the 28th of May.
Johri said, “The flavor of IPL is that the best players of the world come and play and everyone is committed to maintaining that flow. But it will be a step-by-step process. We can’t expect normalization tomorrow.”
Johri also added that if a certain player wishes to withdraw from the IPL for the current season, their decision in this regard would be respected.
The future of one of the greatest sporting events in India seems to be precarious at the moment and further light on this would be thrown when after the meetings that would be conducted later this month. Would ardent fans be getting any cricketing action to watch in the months to come? Something we’d have to wait and watch.