The BCCI is under tremendous pressure after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in India to combat the deadly coronavrus pandemic. Earlier, it was decided that the cash rich league will be held on a latter date hoping that situation would improve. However, it has only worsened since then with cases surging past 550 with 11 confirmed deaths in the country.
Speaking to PTI, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly did not have much to say considering the grim scenario.“I can’t say anything at the moment. We are at the same place where we were on the day we postponed. Nothing has changed in the last 10 days. So, I don’t have an answer to it. Status quo remains,” Ganguly’s helplessness was palpable.
Earlier on Tuesday, the concall of BCCI offficials and team owners was postponed as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country and around the world. “If Olympics can be postponed by a year, IPL is a much smaller entity in that regard. It is becoming increasingly difficult to organise. At this point the government is not even thinking about allowing foreign visas,” a BCCI official in know of things said.