The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has assured state associations that the board will do everything possible to conduct the postponed domestic tournaments. He also added that BCCI will come up with a revised plan to tackle the situation. BCCI had to abruptly call off three domestic tournaments including the Ranji Trophy after multiple COVID-19 cases were reported.
In his letter to the State Associations, Ganguly explained the reason behind BCCI’s decision to postpone the tournaments. He said that looking at the threat to the safety of players and officials, the board decided to put a hold on these tournaments. “As you are aware, we had to put on hold the currently ongoing domestic season due to the worsening COVID-19 situation.
“The COVID cases are rapidly increasing and there were multiple positive cases in many teams. It posed an imminent threat to the health and safety of players, officials, and all others related to the running of the tournaments,” said Ganguly.
We are committed to holding remaining tournaments: Ganguly
Talking about the resumption of the postponed tournaments, Ganguly said that the BCCI is committed to holding the remaining tournaments and will do everything at their disposal.
“The BCCI would like to reassure that it will do everything to restart the domestic season once the COVID situation is under control. We are committed to holding the remaining tournaments for this season. The Board will shortly come back to you with a revised plan,” said Ganguly. “I thank you for your support and understanding. Please look after yourself and stay safe and healthy,” the BCCI President signed off.
The BCCI decided to call off the Ranji Trophy, Col C K Nayudu Trophy, and the Senior Women’s T20 League looking at the rising COVID-19 cases across the country.