Djokovic Corona positive news would had locked the fate of IPL 2020

New Delhi: The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was successfully hosted in the UAE this year amid a corona virus epidemic. The BCCI had decided to pull the tournament out of India due to the Corona situation in the country. IPL 2020 was held in the UAE amidst a bio-secure bubble. According to the first schedule, the IPL, which began on March 29, was being postponed repeatedly for several reasons, but one of the reasons was Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic’s coming to Corona virus positive.

Djokovic tested positive for the corona virus in June, taking part in exhibition matches in Croatia and Serbia. The news of his positive test brought a storm in the sports world and the BCCI had become a double mind as to whether IPL 2020 should be done or not. BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal recently revealed the conversation with BCCI Secretary Jay Shah regarding the cancellation of the IPL. In an interview to The Indian Express, Dhumal said, “After the positive report of Novak Djokovic in the Corona virus test, our mind was on two sides. A lot of people were asking us not to conduct IPL. “

He continued, “What if something happens to a player?” The IPL will run for about three months. However, Jai said that we should move forward, he was more confident than all of us. ”Dhumal spoke about the financial gains this year, which was due to the IPL.

Arun Dhumal said, “The board was able to cut costs by about 35 percent compared to the previous IPL. We earned Rs 4,000 crore during the epidemic. Our TV viewership increased by almost 25 percent. We got the most viewers in the opening match (Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings). “

He said, “People who were suspicious of us came to us and thanked us for getting the IPL done. If the IPL had not happened this year, it would have been a year of cricketers. Let us know that the final match of IPL 2020 was played on 10 November at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In this final match, Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets and won the title for the fifth time.

Read in Hindi: जोकोविच के कोविड पॉजिटिव होने की खबर से कैसे आया था IPL 2020 पर संकट