IPL 2020 will be a truncated one if it happens, says BCCI President Sourav Ganguly


New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly stated that the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League will be cut short if it happens.

Suspended till April 15 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 13th edition of IPL can only be a truncated one provided the situation improves, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said on Saturday.

The Indian Cricket Board on Friday postponed the start of this year’s IPL from March 29 to April 15 in wake of the pandemic, which has caused massive upheaval across the globe.

Ganguly was speaking to reporters after the end of the IPL Governing Council meeting.

The BCCI chief also admitted that the Board will monitor the situation every week and decide accordingly. “We will reassess the situation every week. We will (coordinate) with the (authorities) and work around,” Ganguly said, making it clear that even a call on playing behind closed doors can only be considered after April 15.

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