IPL 2021 Suspended: BCCI To Look At A Possible Window Before The T20 World Cup- Sourav Ganguly
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IPL 2021 Suspended: BCCI To Look At A Possible Window Before The T20 World Cup- Sourav Ganguly

BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly
BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly (Image Credit: Twitter)

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that the country’s cricket governing body will look to find a window to complete the remaining matches of IPL 2021 before the ICC T20 World Cup.

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League was suspended earlier this week following multiple Covid positive cases across four different franchises.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Sourav Ganguly said that the BCCI will get in touch with other member boards about the possibility of a window being allotted before the T20 World Cup.

“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,” said Sourav Ganguly.

BCCI, IPL, Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer in IPL 2020 final
Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer in IPL 2020 final (Image Credit: Twitter)

In case the BCCI fails to complete the remaining 31 games of the 14th season, Ganguly said that the board could stand to lose anything between Rs 20000-25000 Crores.

“Lot of things are involved and we will slowly start working on them. 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,” Ganguly told The Telegraph.

Meanwhile, according to a report in the Times of India, the BCCI is mulling over staging the ‘Phase 2’ of the competition in either UAE, UK, or Australia.

And, according to ESPNCricinfo, the English counties have come up with the offer of hosting thehe IPL at the fag end of the English summer.

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