IPL 2020 : Great news for IPL fans, Mumbai Indians start training

The Indian Premier League’s (IPL) most successful franchise Mumbai Indians will start training on Thursday in Mumbai. The news come on the back of BCCI’S President Sourav Ganguly’s letter to the member state associations informing that the board is keen to host the IPL 2020 and even if it is behind the closed doors. 

Mumbai Indians players to start training today
This news has given great boost to the hopes of IPL 2020 and Mumbai Indians has become the first team to officially start their practice. The Mumbai Indian players will practice at the Reliance Stadium on the outskirts of Mumbai at Ghansoli. The players who live in Mumbai, the likes of Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Dhawal Kulkarni, and Aditya Tare can participate if they wish to do so, the franchise said.

In an interview to one of the leading English Daily, Yadav confirmed that he will be training on Thursday and said the franchise has left the decision to train on the players. 

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“Mumbai Indians have given the option of training to us. I am eagerly looking forward to getting there. There is nothing like the feeling of holding the bat again. I have hardly stepped out of home in the last two months and have certainly missed playing,” according to Yadav to the Indian Express. 

Yadav further informed that the franchise has informed them that they will take all precautions including social distancing. 

 “We are told that all guidelines will be followed including social distancing. And that we might practice with the bowling machine and get some time to bat in the middle,” Yadav said.

There is still no clarity whether IPL will take place this year. With the T20 World Cup looking doubtful this year, the Indian board is eyeing that window to host the IPL. 

Ganguly’s letter to the state associations on IPL 2020
Meanwhile the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly wrote a letter to the member state units last night. The letter states that the BCCI is ready to host the IPL behind closed doors and all options are being explored. 

Contrary to the impression that the ICC Board meeting was a dampener for the IPL 2020 as the world body decided to delay its decision on the T20 World Cup, Ganguly’s letter has given new wings to the hopes of 13th season of IPL getting conducted this year. 

In a letter to all the affiliated members/units of the BCCI, Ganguly has written: “The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums. 

Ganguly further stated in the letter that everyone including players, fans, franchises, commercial partners are looking forward to the IPL 2020 season and the BCCI will soon take the future course of action on the same. 
“The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year.
Recently a lot of players, both from India and other countries, participating in IPL have also shown their keenness on being a part of this year IPL. We are optimistic and the BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this.