IPL 13 may happen post monsoon: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri
New Delhi : With ease in lockdown restrictions and permission to go ahead with sporting events without spectators, new hopes have evolved over the possibility of IPL 13 this year.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has said that once the lockdown restrictions are further eased leading to resumption of flights, the board will chalk out the schedule keeping in mind the various factors involved including the need to quarantine cricketers.
BCCI is hopeful that the event can be held post monsoon despite the fact there will be challenges.
“When flights resume, everyone has to quarantine themselves before playing,” Johri was quoted as saying by The Times of India. “We will have to look at how that will impact the schedules, which as it is are tight. Imagine you have to factor in 14-day quarantine prior to practice also. So, there are a lot of moving parts. But we are still optimistic. Hopefully, the situation will improve after monsoon, and we will approach it then.”
He also mentioned that IPL spectators last year were even more than the ones voted for general elections. Resuming the game will give a V shape recovery.