Sourav Ganguly has cleared that BCCI is looking out for a window before T20 World Cup and after the India-England Test series to get IPL 2021 get going. However, the BCCI boss added that they have not planned the things. But, they will soon start working in that direction.
Sourav Ganguly led BCCI and IPL GC took a stern step of suspending IPL 2021 on March 4 for an indefinite period. The boss has cleared that if IPL 2021 doesn’t take place in the ongoing year then BCCI will incur a big financial loss.
Sourav Ganguly Gives A Clear Cut Interview On IPL 2021 Future
In an interview, Sourav Ganguly said that BCCI will have to work hard and set things on the right track. As per him, they will have to discuss several things with other cricket boards. And, if everything falls in place then IPL 2021 might take place in the second half of September.
“There has got to be a lot of shuffling. Only a day has passed since we suspended the IPL. We have to speak to other boards and see if a window can be made available before the T20 World Cup. A lot of things are involved and we will slowly start working on them,” Sourav Ganguly said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
Ganguly also opined that if board fails to organize the tournament then the loss will be of INR 2500 Crores.
“If we fail to complete the IPL, the loss will be close to INR 2500 crore (USD 340 million approx). That is going by early estimates,” he added.
Everything began on 3rd March when Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were tested COVID-19 positive. Later on, BCCI rescheduled KKR vs RCB game until further notice. Adding to that on 4th March, Wriddhiman Saha and Amit Mishra were tested positive. In the end, the Indian cricket board was left with no option but to suspend the tournament for an indefinite period.