The money is going in nation-building, not to BCCI: Arun Dhumal on IPL being called money-making machine

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Even as India is grappling with the virus disaster, there have been talks that the BCCI is hopeful of internet hosting the IPL in the September-October window, supplied the ICC decides to push the T20 World Cup to a later date.

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BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal has expressed his frustration over the Indian Premier League (IPL) being called a money-making machine, saying, the revenues generated from the cash-rich match does not go to the workplace bearers in the board, however into the nation constructing.

IPL 2020 stands suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide and the worsening state of affairs in the nation. Even as India is grappling with the virus disaster, the BCCI high brass is hopeful of internet hosting the IPL in the September-October window, supplied the ICC decides to push the T20 World Cup to a later date.

Meanwhile, The BCCI has additionally been accused of exhibiting desperation to host the IPL to make up for monetary losses despite the fact that the there was widespread transmission of the novel coronavirus.

In an interview with Crickbuzz, Dhumal mentioned, “The IPL will solely occur if it is secure to play. What do you anticipate – for the way lengthy ought to the gamers be out of contact with the sport? There has to be some cricket that has to resume. This entire discuss that IPL is a money-making machine, so be it. Who takes that money?

“That money goes to the players, that money doesn’t go to any office bearers. That money goes to the welfare of the nation, the travel and tourism industry, in terms of industries being revived, in terms of taxes being paid. So why opposition for the money? Money is paid to the players and all those people who are there to organise the tournament.”

“Media has to change the stance and tell about the benefit of this tournament that is happening. If BCCI is paying thousands of crores in taxes, it is going in nation-building, it is not going to Mr. Sourav Ganguly or Mr. Jay Shah or myself. Right? So you should be happy if money is being made rather than money being spent on sports.”

Governing Council chairman of IPL, Bijesh Patel had earlier informed IndiaToday.in that BCCI has been persevering with its contingency plans for IPL 2020. Patel mentioned the governing physique is wanting on the September-October window to host the IPL.

The 13th version of IPL missed the April-May window however Bijresh Patel mentioned the organisers are assured of internet hosting the IPL later this yr.

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