Remainder Of IPL 2021 Cannot Take Place In India: Sourav Ganguly

Remainder Of IPL 2021 Cannot Take Place In India: Sourav Ganguly

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

Former Indian captain and the current President of the Board of Control for India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly has ruled out the possibility of staging the remainder of the 14th season of the IPL in India.

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League was postponed by the BCCI last week following a string of Covid positive cases across four different franchises.

In a recent interview with the Telegraph, Sourav Ganguly had said that the BCCI will look to find a window to complete the remaining games before the T20 World Cup.

Sourav Ganguly, IPL trophy
IPL trophy (Image Credit: Twitter)

But, will those games take place in India? Ganguly, during a conversation with Sportstar, ruled out the possibility.

He further revealed that Team India will be traveling to Sri Lanka to play three ODIs and five T20Is in the month of July.

“No. India is supposed to go to Sri Lanka for three ODIs and five T20Is. There are a lot of organizational hazards like 14-day quarantine. It can’t happen in India. This quarantine is tough to handle. Too early to say how we can find a slot to complete the remaining games,” said Sourav Ganguly.

MI defeats CSK in IPL 2021
MI defeats CSK in IPL 2021 (Image Credit: Twitter)

With the second phase of vivid wrecking havoc in the country, the BCCI came under the scanner for continuing with the tournament amid grim circumstances.

Sourav Ganguly, when asked if the BCCI was too late in calling off the IPL, said the cash-rich league would have reached its culmination had there been no Covid positive cases among the players.

“There are different scenarios, and it is not always helpful to be wise after the event. We don’t have the advantage. As I said, we would have continued if there were no cases. We would have completed the IPL. The players were in the bubble and there were no crowds at the venues. Players were not getting infected. Once the players got affected, we called it off. Look at leagues going around the world. They have had Covid cases, but they have continued,” he added.

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