NEW DELHI: The ex-treasurer of Board of Control for Cricket in India, most commonly known as BCCI, Anirudh Chaudhry believes that IPL (Indian Premier League) must go on as it is significant not only in terms of revenue but also for domestic level cricketers.
He also said that former captain of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni is one of the greatest cricketing brains and has so much to contribute to Indian cricket.
In a zoom webinar which got conducted by Neerja Modi School, Chaudhry mentioned, " It is the IPL GC's decision, but my view is that effort has to be made to try and have that situation where the show must go on."
He also added, "It is important for domestic players also. The revenue is also important from it."
The 13th season of IPL 2020 had to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak all over the world. Otherwise, this year's edition was scheduled to begin from March 29.
The rumour mill had kicked into high gear that after IPL being postponed, the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in the month of November-December this year will also get put on hold for an insignificant period time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament is to take place in Australia.
Chaudhry was asked whether there is a chance of this year's IPL being moved away from India because of the health crisis. He responded, "Even if the GC decides to shift the matches...it has to be in a country where the time difference is not too much. Broadcasters will want that 8 pm slot. It is important for them."