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Former IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla expressed his confidence in BCCI’s decision to suspend IPL 2020 saying that it would be in the interest of both country and cricket. Shukla said that the cricket governing body in India is monitoring the situation and would take a proper decision.
IPL 2020 was slated to start from March 29 2020. But with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the BCCI suspended it indefinitely. On Wednesday itself, certain media reports emerged suggesting that the BCCI is probing into the September-November window to conduct IPL.
Now, Rajiv Shukla has opened up on BCCI’s decision of suspending the cash-rich league and said that it was only done in the country’s favour.
Rajiv Shukla Opens Up On BCCI’s Decision Of Suspending IPL 2020:
“As far as IPL is concerned, they are keeping an eye on this and will take a proper decision on it. We have to see the benefit of our country, whatever would be in the interest of our country and cricket,” Shukla told ANI.
“They will take a proper step, there is no worry. They will take a good decision while keeping in mind everything. I don’t think that we should comment on anything before the decision,” he added.
Speculations Intensify Over IPL 2020 Future
IPL 2020 was scheduled to start from March 29, but due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI postponed it until April 15. As the nationwide lockdown extended in India, BCCI suspended IPL 2020 Indefinitely. Now, with the situation worsening, it seems a huge possibility that IPL stands nothing but cancelled this year.
On April 10, latest reports suggested that the BCCI is probing into the July window to conduct the IPL and it could take place behind closed doors. However, all hopes once again vanished as the BCCI suspended the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 indefinitely in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. With COVID-19 victims toll rising in India, cricket returning to India seems a possibility far from reality.