This situation is hanging in the balance with the loss of INR 40 billion as the fear of coronavirus is growing on the nerves day by day. There is hardly a chance for a proper continuation of the IPL. The BCCI can choose to keep the tournament short and behind closed doors.
By keeping the tournament short and without spectators, the BCCI and the franchises could lose INR 40 billion in revenue, which is a huge amount for the cash-rich league.
The BCCI is looking at a big revenue loss. In case the IPL does not take place, the loss would be close to 40 billion rupees ($530 million), or even more. We are not sure whether we will be able to have it this year. We will only be able to figure out the exact revenue loss once we are sure of how many games we have lost.” Arun Dhumal told TOI.
BCCI to lose INR 40 billion if IPL gets canceled
It is to be noted that earlier, BCCI denied the ay cuts but as the situation is no longer good, play cuts amidst the outbreak might be on the cards.
“We are not sure whether we will be able to have it this year. We will only be able to figure out the exact revenue loss once we are sure of how many games we have lost,” Dhumal stated.
“That would be the last thing that we would want to do at our end. That is why we are working (on) how much is the loss finally we have to pay. So, once we are able to assess that then we might consider it, but it will be the last thing on our agenda,” he added.