The Board of Control for Cricket in India shut down its offices and asked its employees to work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak. BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly admits he has finally got a chance a relax a little with a rare free day.
Ganguly took to Instagram and posted a selfie captioned, “Amids all the coronavirus scare .. happy to sit in the lounge at 5 pm .. free… can’t remember when I did last ..”
The BCCI has asked its employees to work from home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has also impacted India with over 150 cases detected in the country. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has also followed BCCI’s footsteps in shutting down their offices.
Ganguly, who was CAB President before taking over the BCCI job, has room to work at the CAB office. Ganguly has recently said the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be a truncated affair. The season was due to start on March 29 but has since been deferred to April 15 due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
Ganguly conducted a meeting with IPL franchises officials before speaking to the media saying, “If it happens, it has to be truncated because if it starts on April 15, then anyway 15 days are gone. How truncated, how many games, I can’t tell at the moment.”
Ganguly said that even a call on whether to play the matches behind closed doors can be considered only after April 15 and that it is “too premature” to consider back-up plans in case the season cannot be held even after that date.
Ganguly ends with, “Allow us a week and then we will figure out how things go around in the world and decide. We will reassess the situation every week. We will (coordinate) with the (authorities) and workaround.”