The owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have got clashes in their thoughts as few want to hold IPL by any possible means whereas, a few are waiting for the perfect time to arise when the pandemic settles.
Sourav Ganguly, the president of BCCI is making sure to
The owners of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thinks the safety and health matters first despite the game being continued. IPL can go ahead in another window when the situation becomes fine.
IPL franchises owners divided over hosting IPL 2020 behind closed doors
“Firstly, the primary focus will be the health & safety of all concerned – fans, players, support staff & everyone involved. So detailed protocol has been developed for that. Secondly, if & when the IPL 2020 season takes place, we all understand that it will be without fans and spectators in the stadium.
So everyone is not only prepared for that but also believes it is appropriate given the risks of the pandemic. However, there are many creative ideas being curated by leveraging technology that will come as a pleasant surprise to fans and the players,” said Mysore as quoted by Times Now.
The official of Delhi Capitals also seems to be agreeing on holding the cash-rich league without spectators in order to avoid spreading of the deadly disease.
“It seems like the only option at the moment. It will still be profitable as gate money is only 15-20% of our entire revenue. It won’t be the same without fans, everyone can agree on it, but it’s the only option for any sport right now,” said Malhotra.