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ICC turns down BCCI’s request to change the date of board’s meeting; IPL 2020 start date likely to be delayed

ICC’s board assembly and IPL’s begin date is clashing in the mean time.

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IPL trophy. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

At the same time as the discharge of Indian Premier League’s (IPL) schedule is getting delayed, the BCCI has suffered one more blow. The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) has turned down the BCCI’s request to shift its board assembly which is scheduled to happen on March 29 in Dubai. On the identical day, the 13th version of the cash-rich T20 league is about to begin and each the occasions at the moment are clashing.

A lot of the board’s prime officers will likely be attending the all-important assembly and as a result of identical motive, the BCCI might should delay the beginning of the IPL. The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had informally confirmed the IPL’s begin date as March 29 just a few days in the past whereas additionally stating that there will likely be fewer double-headers this season.

However because the state of affairs stands now, the beginning of the IPL will likely be largely be delayed. The supply confirmed the information to the Instances of India on Friday whereas additionally informing that the dates have been mounted in August 2019 itself. “The BCCI had written to the ICC to request for a date change, however that wasn’t potential.

“The dates for these conferences (there’s a sequence of ICC conferences in Dubai from March 27-29) have been communicated to all of the member nations in August final 12 months. All of the journey/lodging/assembly house is booked for all of the assembly contributors accordingly,” he mentioned.

Why didn’t BCCI think about the assembly dates?

The BCCI has as soon as once more discovered itself in a large number because the questions will now be raised. The schedule of the match ought to’ve been launched by now however the newest points will add extra considerations. The supply additionally went on to state that the ICC assembly dates are at all times scheduled upfront.

“The dates for all of the ICC conferences are mounted effectively upfront. Even the dates for the subsequent annual convention of the ICC, scheduled to be held in Cape City on July 17 & 18 this 12 months, have been finalized final August itself,” the supply additional added. In the meantime, the Rajasthan Royals’ determination to play three of their house matches in Guwahati this season can also be not serving to the board.

The franchise desires to start to its marketing campaign in Guwahati this 12 months. However the remaining determination may very well be delayed now because the transfer has been challenged by a PIL in Rajasthan.

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