The President of BCCI Saurav Ganguly has said that the Indian Cricket Board will not cut the salary of players and staff if the Indian Premier League (IPl) is held at some point in future.
As the cricket has been suspended across the globe due to coronavirus pandemic. The former cricketer said that if there is no IPL this year then the board will face looses close to Rs 4,000 crore. IPL was scheduled to be held from March 29 but, due to pandemic, it has been suspended indefinitely.
There is uncertainty to consider the IPL as the country is facing the fourth phase of lockdown. It remains to be seen if the BCCI can find another window in what could turn out to be a cramped cricket schedule when the sport returns.
“We will have to examine our financial situation, see how much money we have and take a call. Not hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) will cause losses to the tune of R4,000 crore which is huge,” Sourav Ganguly told mid-day.
“If the IPL takes place, we won’t have to go in for pay cuts. We’ll manage things.” He said.
At the end of this year, India will play 5 test match series against Australia in Australia. But Ganguly believes that it will be not possible for India to participate in five Tests.
“I don’t think it will be possible for India to participate in five Tests. There will be limited overs games and plus we have to consider the 14-day quarantine guidelines. All this will extend the tour,” Ganguly said.