The overwhelming response from this edition of the Indian Premier League has the President of BCCI on his feet. The ratings and viewership are astonishing and the BCCI president os overjoyed by the fact.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus has made the IPL pushed to these ending months otherwise it was expected to start in March 2020.
Later on, after a lot of discussions, it was decided that the IPL will be played in the UAE starting from 19th of September till the 10th of November.
Ganguly spoke on Star Sports Cricket Live Show and expressed his thoughts on how they thought the bio-bubble would work and how the end result might be. He was quite surprised when he discussed it with Star and the other concerned departments on if and how can they make this happen.
Ganguly declared IPL as the best tournament in the World and said that they went ahead with their plan because they wanted to brink cricket and normalcy in everyone’s life.
269 million viewers were present in the first week of the IPL. If compared the year 2019 then there was around 15% growth this year in 2020 in terms of viewership and ratings.
The thrill and excitement have been seen in this year’s IPL as many matches have ended by the help of super over.
The BCCI president is overwhelmed by the journey as he said that there has been a double super over and then the likes of batting by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan and the comes to the KXIP who have fought their way to the top 4 after losing certain matches. All this is happening in the best league in the world.
This week the league stage would initially end and then comes the Knockout rounds of the tournament for which the fans are waiting for. The final will be played on a weekday that is 10th of November.