Things have not being going as per plan as far as Sourav Ganguly is concerned. The BCCI President has still not got his extension at the post ratified from the courts, although many in the know consider it a done deal. While that may come as some relief for Dada, the fact that there is still no certainty about the IPL being held this year must be giving him sleepless nights.
After a long period of silence, now Sourav Ganguly has finally opened up on various issues including India’s tour of Australia and possible pay cuts if the IPL is not held this year. “We will have to examine our financial situation, see how much money we have and take a call. Not hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) will cause losses to the tune of Rs 4,000 crore which is huge,” Sourav Ganguly told mid-day.
“If the IPL takes place, we won’t have to go in for pay cuts. We’ll manage things,” Ganguly added. He also said that the question of playing 5 tests down under, instead of the 6 scheduled is out of the window. “I don’t think it will be possible for India to participate in five Tests. There will be limited overs games and plus we have to consider the 14-day quarantine guidelines. All this will extend the tour,” Dada said.