IPL Possible With International Stars After Monsoon: Rahul Johri
This paper published in April: preparations are being made in the Indian Premier League (IPL) along with Indian and foreign players after the monsoon. Said Rahul Johri, CEO of the Indian cricket board.
The idea, of course, depends mainly on the World T20, scheduled for October 18 to November 15, being deferred by Australia due to Covid-19. When the board of the International Cricket Council will meet on May 28, a decision is expected.
“IPL is one of the most significant engagers. More than those who voted in general elections watched the IPL last year. Cricket is a leader for sponsors and will take the lead. The recovery is sharper than a V-shaped recovery, “said Johri during the interview.
“The IPL ‘s flavor is that the world’s best players play, and everyone is committed to keeping this flow going. So it’s going to be step by step. Tomorrow we can’t expect consistency, “he said. Moreover, Johri should have regard for the decision of the players to participate or not.
Whether IPL13, on hold because of national lockdown, can soon be held in the 17th May guidelines allowing stadiums to open without spectators, Johri said: “Government guidelines guide us. Our recommendation is: before further notice, IPL is suspended. We work with different agencies. The monsoon ends after the current lockdown phase. Only after monsoon cricket activities can continue. In that case, it will be hopefully better.
Even in October-November, Johri approved scheduling for the IPL. “Everyone needs to quarantine before playing when flights resume. We’ll have to analyze how it would affect the tight schedules. Imagine you must also do quarantine for 14 days before you practice. So, several moving parts are there. We are positive. Hopefully, we’ll get to grips with the situation after the monsoon, “he said.
When asked about the IPL played without spectators, Johri said: “It’s going to be international cricket, not just IPL. Although it gives us a small percentage of our revenue (gate receipts), it is necessary because much of it goes to stadium maintenance. Yet we can survive without (spectators) it in the short term before our returning to life..”