BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is finally having a first-hand look of preparations for the the IPL 2020 which is set to kick start from September 19. The former India captain has completed his mandatory quarantine time in the Gulf nation and on Tuesday he shared a picture from iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium, one of the 3 venues to host the cash-rich league.
Sourav Ganguly was accompanied by IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, former IPL chief Rajeev Shukla and COO Hemang Amin they got a first-hand look of preparations in the lead up to IPL 2020. Ganguly took to social media to share photos from his visit to the venue.
In one of the pictures shared by Ganguly, he can be seen standing alongside the officials of BCCI and ECB (Emirates Cricket Board). What can be noticed if we look minutely at the picture is that the image of Pakistan cricketers on a huge hoarding in the background, has been blurred.
Sharjah has seen a number of India versus Pakistan thrillers in the past. Legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly himself have clashed against Pakistani stalwarts like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
BCCI and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) don’t share a good relation because of the strained political relation between the two countries. India have time and again stated that no bilateral series can be played between the 2 nations until tensions at the border is eased.