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IPL 2021 to begin on this month; Sourav Ganguly reveals details

Monday, November 9, 2020 • Tamil Sport News Comments
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The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League has been a massive success, thanks to the Covid-19 lockdown. The season is nearing its end, with the final match of the tournament, between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, set to happen tomorrow. Meanwhile, fans of IPL already have something to look forward to as BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has announced that the 14th edition of IPL will take place in April and May next year.

Confirming that the board is confident of hosting the upcoming season of IPL, England's tour of India as well as the entire domestic season in the India following strict COVID-19 protocols, Ganguly said, "Yeah, absolutely. April, May we'll have another one (IPL season). The UAE was only for the IPL (season 13). We will host England in India. We will host domestic cricket in India. Ranji Trophy, we will create a bio bubble and we will do it. We'll be fine. We'll be fine. ISL starting in November in Goa, we'll be fine. The scare, that is not there anymore and the IPL has helped a lot." Speaking about conducting the IPL amid the Covid-19 pandemic, he mentioned, "We did not know whether we would complete this tournament because there was never a bio-bubble created in the past. We took a lot of understanding from the way England hosted the series in England. But this had far more risk, because that was bilateral and here it was about 300 people in Dubai."

"All in one place, although the Covid numbers in the UAE was much lesser but still you needed one player or one person from the group to get infected. It happened at the start with CSK. It was a bit of a scare for all of us whether this will go through. I spoke to Jay multiple times and he was also worried. We have done it but if something goes wrong, what will happen? But luckily, it has been good so far," the BCCI president added.

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