BCCI President Sourav Ganguly Finally Talked About IPL 2021 Bubble Breach: The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) had to make a bold call recently as they suspended 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League after multiple players tested positive for COVID-19. The BCCI is currently making arrangements to send the overseas cricketers back home safely.
Meanwhile, in an interview with The Telegraph, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly opened up about the suspension of the IPL 2021 for the first time. Talking about the same, in the interview, he said that the IPL would find out of what led to this crisis. He said that the BCCI will get in touch with other cricket boards to talk about the possibility of a window being allotted before the T20 World Cup.He said:
“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,”
Further in the interview, he also revealed, that if the IPL can’t be completed this year, the BCCI would incur a loss of around Rs.2500 crore. He said:
“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,”
When Ganguly was asked if he thinks suspension , with 31 games left, would be a blow to the brand value of the IPL, which is the world’s richest tournaments. Responding to which, Ganguly said:
“I wouldn’t say it’s a blow… Don’t forget last year we had no Wimbledon or Olympics. These are extraordinary times and we have to take it in our stride and move on. We can’t do much in these situations. Perhaps we have to only wait for things to improve,”