NEW DELHI, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly expects subsequent 12 months’s Indian Premier League (IPL) to be performed within the nation after the COVID-19 pandemic compelled them to stage the second half of this 12 months’s event within the United Arab Emirates.
The eight-team event with an estimated model worth of $6.8 billion was halted close to its midway mark in Could after two franchises reported coronavirus instances.
The second half was subsequently shifted to the UAE, with Chennai Tremendous Kings led by former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni profitable their fourth IPL title by beating Kolkata Knight Riders in Friday’s last in Dubai. read more
The league will add two extra franchises in its subsequent version, and Ganguly was optimistic of internet hosting it again in India in entrance of boisterous crowds.
“I hope so, as a result of it is India’s event,” Ganguly stated in an internet dialog on Saturday.
“As a lot as you see the excellent ambiance in Dubai, it is completely different in India. It is completely insanity in India with the stands full. We might like to have it again in India.”
“I am positive within the subsequent seven-eight months, the COVID-19 scenario might be very completely different, and we will host it in India with packed stands and the supporters pouring.”
The previous India captain was talking after launching a Twenty20 World Cup marketing campaign for fantasy sports activities platforms My11Circle of which he’s the model ambassador.
Judging by the second half of the IPL, many imagine the World Cup, to be co-hosted by the UAE and Oman, will show to be a low-scoring event. However Ganguly begged to vary.
“I do not suppose so. Possibly in Sharjah, it is going to be due to the wickets. However Dubai is an absolute belter,” Ganguly stated.
“Abu Dhabi might be an important floor to bat on, and it should be an important World Cup.”
The BCCI stays the host board of the World Cup, which additionally needed to be shifted as a result of pandemic.
Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Enhancing by Hugh Lawson
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