Sourav Ganguly Says That Dubai Has Set Him Free:
Earlier this week Sourav Ganguly had arrived in Dubai to get in talks with the ECB.
Top brass of BCCI is led by President of board Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah. BCCI is constantly thinking about finalizing the plans of conducting the remainder of 14th tournament of Indian Premier League. IPL 2021 was abruptly halted because of COVID-19 cases in the camps across two cities.
By the board’s president’s admission, if the tournament has been scrapped, the BCCI would have suffered significant financial losses. The officials have directed the attention on UAE as the venue to conduct remaining matches of IPL 2021.
29 matches of IPL were conducted until the Governing Council of IPL and BCCI took the decision of postponing the tournament indefinitely.
Sourav Ganguly had arrived in Dubai to get in talks with the ECB about IPL 2021.Moreover he was also in need to discuss about the probability of hosting the ICC T20 World Cup which is scheduled as of now in India in the month of October and November.
Sourav Ganguly updated about his arrival in Dubai on his Instagram account along with a caption underneath.
‘Dubai has set me free …. from lockdowns,’ read his post.
Last week, in a virtual Special General Meeting of the board officials, the decision was taken regarding the venue. But finalizing the dates as well as synchronizing the cricket calendars of all the ICC FTP-bound countries is still left to be done.
There is high probability that several players may miss the remaining match of 14th tournament of IPL because of their international commitments.
England is set to play against Sri Lanka and India. After that England players will be busy in tours of Bangladesh and Pakistan. On the other hand, West Indies is also set to play back-to-back limited-overs match against Australia, Pakistan, and South Africa. Moreover West Indies players will be busy in Caribbean Premier League which is scheduled to commence from 28th August 2021.
It has been reported that the BCCI is in talk with the Cricket West Indies to advance the upcoming edition of CPL in order to avoid clash with remaining matches of IPL.
There are speculations about unwillingness of players to travel to India because of COVID-19.Now the situation is quite better but third wave of COVID-19 during the time of hosting the World Cup. Thus chances of India to host the T20 World Cup seem quite less.
On June 1, the ICC Board meeting was held in which time till June 28 is given to BCCI to take final decision regarding the T20 World Cup.