Sourav Ganguly Opens Up Whether Cricket Will Return Soon In India Or Not

Sourav Ganguly Opens Up Whether Cricket Will Return Soon In India Or Not

Sourav Ganguly,
Sourav Ganguly (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Despite the coronavirus pandemic is still on, the world is focusing on beginning in the normalcy as soon as possible. The sports world, including cricket countries, are also hoping for the same future. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has recently talked about the possibility of returning cricket in India.

The novel COVID-19 or coronavirus has pressed the pause button in the world’s daily busy life. While many people have been affected in this virus, along with many increasing death reports, the sports world is mostly taking rest for the indefinite period.

To control the crisis, many countries are going through the lockdown by hoping to end the chain of this virus. Some of the countries have started to control the situation, which is opening up the possibilities of restarting sports in the near future. Germany is focusing on restarting their football league, Bundesliga 2019/20, in early May.

Bundesliga, Germany

There will be no cricket in India soon: Sourav Ganguly

In India, it is the time of the Indian Premier League. The IPL 2020 was initially scheduled to run from 29th March to 24th May 2020 which has been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak. The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has now clarified that cricket is still far away to return in India as the country is currently thinking only about human life.

Sourav Ganguly, India
Sourav Ganguly (Image Credits: BCCI)

Ganguly told TOI on Tuesday, “The social reality of Germany and India are different, there will be no cricket in India in the near future. There are too many ifs and buts involved. More importantly, I don’t believe in sport when there is a risk to human life.”

Recently, the legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has suggested that India can organise the IPL 2020 and ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in together from September 2020 after controlling the present situation. Some people from the cricket family also believe that India can organise the IPL 2020 later this year but in empty stadiums.

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IPL trophy (Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL)

On the other hand, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has recently wished to organise the IPL 2020 later this year. However, the SLC hasn’t officially offered about this to the BCCI yet.