The extension of lockdown in the country has further dented the hopes of organization of the Indian Premier League this season. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said that he will be able to give an update on the future of IPL only on Monday after speaking to the other office-bearers of BCCI. Ganguly will speak to the other BCCI official today via video-conferencing and take a official call on the IPL 2020 season.
The BCCI suspended the IPL 2020 till April 15, originally scheduled from March 29 to April 15 after the government suspended all visas, barring few categories like diplomatic and employment, making it impossible for foreign players to participate.
“I will be able to give an update on that on Monday after speaking to the other office-bearers (of BCCI). But practically speaking, when life has come to a standstill everywhere in the world, where does sport have a future in this,” Sourav Ganguly told The New Indian Express.
Sourav Ganguly termed the current the coronavirus crisis as ‘terrible’, saying that he has never experienced anything like this in his entire life.
“It’s terrible. In my 46 years of life, I never experienced anything like this. Not just that, the world has never seen anything like this. And I hope nobody sees this situation again. The entire world is thinking how many people may die in the next two weeks! It’s unbelievable,” Ganguly added.
Sourav Ganguly explained his daily routine during the lockdown and said he has been doing BCCI and ICC work amid the self-isolation due to coronavirus outbreak.
“Locked down like everyone else, I am at home with family. These are rare moments in the sense that others normally stay at home. I don’t. That has changed. I’m doing some BCCI and ICC work. I rest, watch a bit of TV, do a bit of fitness training at the gym I have at home.”
“The lesson is, it’s one life. So be happy, live everyday and live up to potential. Nobody had seen or expected this. But the unexpected happens at times. You just have live your life in whatever way you can and do what makes you happy. That’s very important.”