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Indian Premier League hopes fade, compensation ruled out

  • Mar 24, 2020
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A total cancellation will see the BCCI lose in excess of Rs 2,000 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs 100 crore and compensation is not an option.


The current COVID-19 pandemic could see the cancellation of IPL 2020. It is known that while the franchise is preparing for the worst, Canada's top Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials do not seem very optimistic. On Tuesday, IPL franchises were to be held over the phone to discuss future workflows. But it is unlikely to happen now, you know.

"Given the current situation, I feel this year's IPL may not happen. That's what it looks like," a franchise official told Indian Indian.

Total cancellation will cause BCCI to lose more than Rs. 2 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs. 100 crores. Compensation is not an option

Privileges cannot get any compensation. (In case of cancellation) The money will not go to anyone. "Compensation is out of the question," the official said.

The CEO of the franchise agreed and stated that there could be no contingency plan in the event of cancellation.

Meanwhile, the room is not even thinking about IPL right now. “Nobody knows about the future. We don’t know when the travel restrictions/visa restrictions (until April 15 until now) will be applied, when things will be settled. A senior British Chamber of Commerce and Industry official told this newspaper” Until then, there is no point (thinking In IPL). "

And even if it is established here but it continues in another country ... this is also not clear to us. Japan, the host of the Olympic Games, is talking about a possible delay. This (outbreak) is much greater than any sport or IPL. "

Even for truncated IPL, the tournament should start in late April or early May as it cannot extend beyond the first week of June. In 2009, when the IPL was held in South Africa, 59 games were played in 37 days.

Unlike the Premier League, for example, IPL does not have the option to wait indefinitely. The Premier League is considering resuming the season in June, but the Indian League T20 cannot exceed the first week of June as there is no other window.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry official did not show much confidence in the IPL contract in September at the expense of the Asia Cup.

Even if the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry pressures it, given that the Pakistan Cricket Council (PCB) will host the Asian Cup this year, its suspension may not work, given the prickly relationship between the two chambers.

"Now, you cannot start thinking about anything. This (problem) must end and only then can you return to the drawing board," said the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry official.

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