The treasurer of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), Arun Dhumal, thinks that it is too early to make any decision regarding Indian Premier League (IPL) rescheduling.
Amidst the Coronavirus, the cricketing activities have been paused for so long and nobody knows when the situation will get better. As the situations in some countries are getting ease, there might be a chance to hold Indian cash-rich league. However, Arun thinks it is too early to make a word on IPL.
He thinks that rushing for the decision might hamper the fight with the global disease, Coronavirus. The flights, no more are restricted and public movement are allowed as well. The board as per the government allowance will be looking for a window to arrange the training camps first.
The players will also be given the guidelines that will be confirmed with state cricket associations before a decision on the training is taken. The board, if takes the decision to move on with the league, it will be played without the spectators being closed doors as no risk can be taken.
Too early to take a call on IPL: BCCI
“Taking into account the restrictions on air travel and movement of people till May 31, the BCCI will wait further before organizing a skill-based training camp for its contracted players,” Dhumal said as quoted by Wisden.
“The board reiterates that the safety and well-being of its athletes and support staff is paramount and will not rush into any decision that can hamper or jeopardize India’s efforts in containing the spread of the virus,” he added.
“The BCCI will study guidelines at the state level and will work in sync with state cricket associations to chalk out a programme for skill-based training at a local level,” Dhumal said.