BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on a recent chat said that, the crickting world should be thankful that there’s a country that contributes this much to world Cricket.
Finally the cricket has resumed. England playing against West Indies in Southampton, certainly gives some hopes for Indian fans. The fans have been waiting since last 4 months to witness the drives from Virat Kohli, the pull from Rohit Sharma, those mighty Yorkers from Jasprit Bumrah and the flamboyance of Hardik Pandya.
But with rise in Covid-19 cases in India, cricket in India currently seems impossible. However there is a debate across the world, that India is using its power to postpone the ICC T20 World Cup so that IPL could find its windows. Reacting to this BCCI (Board Of Control For Cricket In India) President Sourav Ganguly said, “Why not IPL? With all the league’s going around the world, the Big Bash, PSL, England’s League. The Board has been successful in making this tournament successful. IPL has gone to a next level, players are interested in playing the tournament”.
He further added, “The world cricket is fortunate that there is a country that contributes so much to the sport. You take the Broadcaster, the Sponsors, the fans. The Board and fans have made this game popular. India contributes humongously to the world cricket. You take ICC tournaments, India is a stake holder. People should take it in a positive way”.
IPL has become a global brand, not only it impacts Indian cricket but the world Cricket. Overseas players like David Warner, Glenn Maxwell have shown keen interest in playing IPL. Billions of Dollars are on stake, IPL generates a huge chunk of money for Indian Cricket which in order helps the Board to boost India’s Domestic Cricket. Accordingly India generates 70% of the global revenue.
The cricketer turned president also confirmed that the India Vs Australia which is scheduled to begin from October is on. Sourav is in constant touch with the players.
In the coming days, the fans will get clarity about the happening of the T20 Cricket World Cup in Australia.