Holding IPL with or without spectators is the disturbing scenario over which the decision making is troubling the authorities a bit. The Coronavirus pandemic has deferred every decision and the final take is still to be made on the kicking of IPL.
Sourav Ganguly, the president of BCCI, has discussed with the authorities to take every step to hold IPL in the year 2020 by every possible means.
The owners of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have agreed with the possible way to hold IPL.
The clash among IPL owners: Some agree on holding the tournament behind closed doors, some oppose
“Firstly, the primary focus will be the health & safety of all concerned – fans, players, support staff & everyone involved. So detailed protocol has been developed for that. Secondly, if & when the IPL 2020 season takes place, we all understand that it will be without fans and spectators in the stadium.
So everyone is not only prepared for that but also believes it is appropriate given the risks of the pandemic. However, there are many creative ideas being curated by leveraging technology that will come as a pleasant surprise to fans and the players,” said Mysore as quoted by Times Now.
The owner of Delhi Capitals (DL) also has agreed with the scenario to hold the cash-rich league behind closed doors amidst the situation as suffering from financial disturbance due to no money from gate entrance won’t cause a big loss.
“It seems like the only option at the moment. It will still be profitable as gate money is only 15-20% of our entire revenue. It won’t be the same without fans, everyone can agree on it, but it’s the only option for any sport right now,” said Malhotra.
However, the owners of the Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings have not agreed with the opinion and want the mega t20 league to be organized with the full swing once the situation goes towards betterment.