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Update No cricket in India in near future, too many ifs and buts involved: Sourav Ganguly

The coronavirus pandemic has completely halted sporting tournaments and leagues across the globe although there is growing response from many sports personalities about the hosting events in closed stadiums. With social-distancing still the foremost norm and no coronavirus vaccine in the market, it might just be the only solution for the organisers and the organisations. In fact, prior to the lockdown, Australia and New Zealand had played an ODI in a closed SCG while the fifth day of the Ranji Trophy final was not open to the public as well.

However, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly reckons that there will be no top-flight cricketing action in India in the near future owing to many restrictions involved in the staging procedure.

"The social reality of Germany and India are different, there will be no cricket in India in the near future," Ganguly told TOI on Tuesday. "There are too many ifs and buts involved. More importantly, I don't believe in sport when there is a risk to human life."

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