For the past few days, speculations about Sri Lanka showing interest in hosting IPL 2020 has been gaining momentum. But if reports are to be believed the BCCI for now is not willing to discuss the proposal in a “closed world” which is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a report in the Times of India, the BCCI sources feel that there is no point right now in discussing the proposal by the Sri Lankan board. IPL 2020, which was scheduled to kick off from 29th March, was deferred to 15th April before the BCCI decided to suspend it indefinitely amid a countrywide lockdown.
“The BCCI will not be in a position to say anything when the world is closed. There is no proposal from SLC yet and obviously no,” the source was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Earlier, SLC president Shammi Silva had said that the island nation was ready to host the IPL 2020 since it is expected to recover earlier than India owing to fewer number of Coronavirus positive cases.
With international flights suspended and most of the cricket playing nations under lockdown, it remains to be seen whether the IPL moves to Sri Lanka or takes place in India. But given how BCCI is keen on discussing the matter only after the situation gets normal in the country, it can be safely assumed that the tournament is months away.