Former Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Rajeev Shukla expressed his confidence in BCCI’s (Board of Control for Cricket in India) decision to suspend this year’s edition of the league saying that it would be in the “interest of both country and cricket”. Shukla said that the Indian cricketing board is monitoring the situation and would take a “proper decision”.
During a recent chat with ANI, Shukla said, “As far as IPL is concerned, they are keeping an eye on this and will take a proper decision on it. We have to see the benefit of our country, whatever would be in the interest of our country and cricket.”
Rajeev Shukla further elaborated, “They will take a proper step, there is no worry. They will take a good decision while keeping in mind everything. I don’t think that we should comment on anything before the decision.”
The 13th edition of the IPL, which was slated to commence on March 29, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis.
Last week, the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council will have a meeting next week where they will be reviewing the various sponsorship deals associated with the tournament. The IPL Governing Council will review the yearly ₹440 crore title sponsorship deal with Vivo, which ends in 2022.
Tweeting about the same, the official handle wrote: “Taking note of the border skirmish that resulted in the martyrdom of our brave jawans, the IPL Governing Council has convened a meeting next week to review IPL’s various sponsorship deals”.
Last Thursday, BCCI treasurer, Arun Dhumal reckons that the board has no plans to end its association with current IPL title sponsor Vivo as the money coming in from the Chinese company is helping India’s cause and not the other way round. Anti-China sentiments are running high in the country following the border clash between the two countries at Galwan valley earlier this week.