IPL 2020: Sourav Ganguly expecting highest TV ratings for the upcoming edition
Sourav Ganguly, president of the Control Board for Cricket in India ( BCCI), is optimistic that the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) edition will be a success despite the early setbacks. A few days ago, 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings camp (-including two players) were tested positive for Covid-19 in the UAE.
Ganguly expressed his thoughts in interaction with students organized by Symbiosis University, he said that people will watch the matches on television, and the broadcasters are expecting the highest rating for this IPL edition because they think people will watch the matches on television if they don’t turn out in the ground. He believes that there is a positive in everything.
The former captain of India thinks that the resumption of cricket is an effort to bring life back to normal. He pointed out during the interaction, “We could have easily avoided the IPL… but then, that’s what we humans are, and that’s why we can survive in all the difficult times” he mentioned that we all have survived from the pandemics and wars just because mankind has the resilience to come back when pushed to the wall.”
The government of India has announced that sporting activities can resume from 21th September with 100 audiences, and the sports bodies are hoping things can change from here. Ganguly commented on the subject, “Because of the COVID infection, you don’t want people to be too close to each other, but very soon you will see there will be 30% of people in the ground with social distancing. They will be properly tested and allowed to get into the ground. But I think that is going to happen over some time…”