The BCCI will have to face financial losses to the tune of crores of rupees if the Supreme Court-appointed RM Lodha Committee recommendations on IPL are to be implemented, President Anurag Thakur said.
“If you look at the overall IPL calendar then IPL would not be possible that way. Are you going to lose 100s of crores of Rupees?,” Thakur said while referring to the recommendation of ensuring a 15-day gap between the national calendar and the IPL.
- Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah Trust to SC: Ready to give women access to sanctum sanctorum
- Samajwadi Party Crisis: 5 Quotes By Mulayam Singh Yadav At Press Conference
- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Vs Shivaay: What Delhites Pick
- Supreme Court Directs Vijay Mallya To Fully Disclose Foreign Assets In 4 Weeks
- 5 Reasons To Watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
- BSP Supremo Mayawati Criticises PM Modi Over Triple Talaq: Here’s What She Said
- Google Pixel XL Phone Review: Pros, Cons And Final Verdict
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Says Army donation Is Voluntary
- Rock On 2 Trailer Launch: Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Prachi Desai On Their Roles
- Cyrus Mistry’s Career Timeline
- Stalker Kills Woman At Metro Station In Gurgaon: Here’s What Happened
- Bigg Boss 10 October 24 Review: Seven Contestants Nominated For Evictions
- Power Struggle In Mulayam’s Party: Here’s What People Reacted
- 1 Dead, 5 Injured In Low Intensity Explosion In Delhi’s Naya Bazaar Area
- Delhi: Naya Bazar Explosion Cctv Footage
The BCCI President was replying to a query to keep the India’s home calendar confined from October to March. He was speaking at the book launch ceremony of Sportstar’s ‘India 500 Tests’ at the team hotel.
Stressing that the Board will incur crores of money, he further said, “The money is paid to the past cricketers. More than Rs 110 crores have been distributed to past cricketers. If you wind up the IPL because of the International calendars Indian cricket is going to lose. You have to decide overall. 15 days window is not possible as of today if you have both IPL and the Test calendar to go on.”
“We wanted to start our home season from the Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) but one recommendation of the Lodha Committee is that there has to be a gap of 15 days…”
Having concluded the test of Pink ball in Duleep Trophy, Thakur further said the Board will weigh option of day/night Tests and hosting Tests in small centres after the 13-Test home calendar.
“Whether day/night venue or new venue will help we are looking at both options. By the end of home season we will get various views.”