Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has hit out at the BCCI, alleging the Indian cricket board had a hand in the postponement of the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup to pave the way for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held. Akhtar also expressed disappointment at the Asia Cup being cancelled.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly come up with a tentative schedule for the Indian Premier League (IPL). The BCCI is hopeful of hosting the event from September 26 to November 8.
Even as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreck havoc in India, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has stated that every possible angle is being explored to try and see if the tournament can go ahead this year. Ganguly added that the possibility of holding the tournament in front of empty stands is also being considered seriously.
The BCCI has nominated Rohit Sharma for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in the wake of his stellar performances across formats in 2019. Further, the names of Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Deepti Yadav have been shortlisted for the Arjuna Award.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has admitted that he doesn't see any cricketing activity taking place before the end of the monsoon season. However, he was hopeful that the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held this year.
After news reports of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 being postponed further in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday officially confirmed that the tournament has been suspended indefinitely. The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the lockdown in the country will continue till May 3.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, cancelled the much-awaited conference call with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise owners, which was scheduled to be held to discuss the way ahead following the postponement of the T20 league. The IPL was due to begin on March 29, but had to be pushed behind till April 15 owing to the rapid spread of Coronavirus. Following the cancellation of Tuesday’s con-call, IPL 2020 stares at a bleak future.