- Reduce IPL
- Extend the window
- 2 groups of 4 teams each (the 2 best of each group to go to the playoffs)
- Increase double headings
- Games in a couple of centers.
- 3 sets per day
- Play in empty stadiums
A reduced IPL was one of the options discussed at Saturday’s meeting between BCCI and the eight IPL franchise owners in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, even when Ness Wadia of Kings XI Punjab said she doesn’t know when the extravaganza will begin. of T20.
“We can’t and nobody, you know, is in a position to say when it will start. We will review the situation after two or three weeks. And hopefully, by then the cases will drop,” Wadia told reporters after the meeting. IPL team owners with BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah.
Among the other homeowners present during the meeting was Shah Rukh Khan, who emphasized that public sentiments should be given the highest priority. “Whatever you do, the common man should not have the feeling that we are pushing for the IPL. You also need to consider your sentiment before taking any calls, ”said a franchise executive, who was present at the call, on the point Shah Rukh had made.
“Six to seven options were discussed during the meeting between the team’s owners and BCCI, including a restricted IPL,” the source told PTI.
“The second option at the moment is that the teams could be divided into two groups of four and then the first four will go to the play-offs. The third option is the increase in double headings (played during the week),” added the source.
The fourth option is to hold all matches in just a couple of centers with restricted movements of players, support staff and television equipment. Another option is to play behind closed doors and you have all 60 games in a shorter period of time which will ensure that those interested do not lose large amounts of money.
The source also confirmed that switching the tournament abroad was not discussed at all at the meeting.
In India, there have been two deaths and more than 80 positive cases of COVID-19, resulting in a government directive to exclude fans from sporting events to avoid large gatherings.