BCCI CEO Rahul Johri believes that the 2020 edition of the IPL can be held with all the international cricketers later this year after the monsoon goes by. The possibility depends largely on the ICC T20 World Cup which was scheduled to take place from October 18 through November 15 this year.

BCCI CEO, Rahul Johri has affirmed the news and fans could be in for delight if the possibility turns into reality.

“We will be guided by the government guidelines. Our advisory says: IPL is suspended till further notice. We are engaging with various agencies. After the current phase of lockdown ends, there is the monsoon. Cricketing activities can start only after monsoon. By then, hopefully things will improve,” said Johri at the TCM Sports Huddle webinar.

“IPL is one of the greatest engagers. More people watched the IPL last year than those who voted for general elections.For sponsors, cricket is a leader and it will lead the way. The recovery will be sharper than a V-shaped recovery,” said Johri.

“The flavour of IPL is that best players of the world come and play, and everyone is committed to maintaining that flow. But it will be a step-by-step process. We can’t expect normalisation tomorrow,” he said

Johri added that in the short term, before we get back to normal, we can live without (spectators) it and it will not just be in IPL but also international cricket.

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