As the government has released ‘Unlock 1.0’, the hopes for the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has risen for organizing the Indian Premier League (IPL).
IPL was all set to be commenced by 29th March but it got hurdles in its way as the Coronavirus pandemic has halted the sports scenarios. Now, easing with the situation, the sun shines with IPL as a piece of major news in the new day.
BCCI: The hopes of organizing IPL rises as government releases ‘unlock 1.0’ guidelines
“Based on an assessment of the situation, dates for restarting following will be decided for international air travel of passengers, gymnasiums, swimming pools, social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions and large congregations,” read the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Arun Dhumal, who is the treasurer of BCCI, thinks IPL can be staged if things go positive and considering the situation, future scenarios can also be discussed.
“It’s positive. If international travel resumes, and sporting activities will be allowed, then we can plan for the future,” he was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
However, he thinks things need to be discussed as it is impossible to take along a large pool of the players for the training camp sessions. He advises for individual players to work with the facilities in their respective cities based on advice from the state government.
“As far as getting a pool of players together for a camp, again we will have to wait for things to normalise further. What we can have for now is individual players working in facilities in their respective cities, based on advice from state governments,” said Dhumal.