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BCCI assures State associations of staging 13th edition of IPL

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The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) recently assured its state associations of staging the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) and next domestic season.

The 13th edition of IPL is currently postponed indefinitely since March amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought all the activities around the globe to a grinding halt.

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The Hindu reported that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly in a mail to its affiliate assures that BCCI is working on all possible options.

“The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums.” The Hindu quoted Ganguly’s mail.

More details to come

Ganguly, in the mail, has expressed his desire to stage the IPL 2020 and domestic season by this year itself under Standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The mail further noted that BCCI is working on all possible options and it is ‘in the process’ to prepare a SOP for its affiliates.

“The BCCI will come up with more details over the next couple of weeks,” 

The Hindu quoted the mail.

Optimistic about IPL 2020: Governing council chairman

Even the league’s governing council chairman Brijesh Patel is optimistic about the staging of 13th edition of IPL.

“I am quite optimistic. See, we are looking at the September-October window as of now, depending on the T20 World Cup and Asia Cup. And I am optimistic that we can play the IPL this year.”

The Hindu quoted IPL’s governing council.

When asked about what has changed over the months, Brijesh Patel replied that people started to look forward cautiously which was not the case three months back.

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