Sourav Ganguly: Coronavirus Has No Effect on the IPL, It Will Be on Schedule
A plea has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the central government not to allow BCCI to conduct IPL.
These days IPL is under a cloud of crisis. A petition in the Madras High Court has been filed by Advocate G. Alex Benziger seeking cancellation of IPL due to coronavirus.
In the petition, Advocate has appealed that the High Court should order the Central Government to issue an order not to conduct IPL. This time the tournament is to be held from 29 March to 24 May. On the other side, the final round of the Hero Santosh Trophy 2019-20 to be held in Aizawl has been postponed by the All India Football Federation (IFF). The match was to be held from 14 to 27 April.
The case will be heard on the 12th of March by the bench of Justices MM Sundresh and Krishnan Ramaswamy. In India, a total of 61 cases of coronavirus have been reported. To prevent the infection government and health agencies are doing their best.
The Petitioner's plea said that "According to the (WHO), no drug of coronavirus has been produced nor is there any means to stop it. It came out as a major disaster worldwide and is spreading rapidly. The Italy Federation League, the oldest football tournament in the country, is also influenced by Coronavirus. The government has decided to hold all the tournaments in the empty stadium by April. We should also take strict steps regarding IPL."
Ganguly refused to cancel or postpone the IPL
The petitioner said that he had earlier written a letter to the concerned department not to have the IPL. But they did not receive any reply. The Advocate then filed a petition in the High Court. But, earlier BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has ruled out canceling or postponing the IPL. Ganguly said that Coronavirus has no effect on the IPL. It will be on schedule.