Broadcasters are Expecting High Rating of IPL this Season, Reveals Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president on Monday said that IPL might shatter viewership records this year. He also told that people would come out of this eventually in some time.

Ganguly on IPL broadcasting

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The 13th season of IPL begins on September 19 and will be played in the UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah). This will be the second time that IPL will be played outside India but first time that it will have no live audience at the stadium. In the wake of the pandemic, the BCCI took the call to shift the tournament outside the country maintaining all possible precautions. During an online lecture as part of the ‘Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Lecture Series’, Ganguly shared his thoughts on the same. He insisted that this time broadcasters are expecting a huge increment in terms of rating as per the season is concerned. “Crowds will watch it on television…they (the broadcasters) are actually expecting the highest rating of IPL this season because they believe if (people) don’t turn up in the ground, they will be actually watching on their television sets.”

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While he is looking at the hosting of the tournament as a positive approach, he expects people to come to the stadiums in the near future. He explained, “…because of the COVID and infection, you don’t want people to be too close to each other, but very soon you will see there will be 30 per cent people in the ground with social distancing.” About the possibility of allowing fans, he said, “They are properly tested and allowed to enter the ground. But I think that is going to happen over a period of time.”

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Matter of time

Sourav Ganguly further opined that human being would soon overcome this bump as well as the did earlier. “This is just a virus which is already weakening and we will hopefully get past it. These are small bumps in our life, and we have to get past it. We could have easily avoided the IPL…but then, that’s what we humans are and that’s why we have survived all the difficult times.” He called IPL as an effort to bring back positivity in life, “…it is actually an effort to bring life back to normal. This will go on for another five-six months till the vaccine comes and I am sure everything then will be back to normal.”

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Ganguly added, “It is only because mankind, people like you and me, and all of us in this discussion have the mental mindset to say ‘hey listen if people are pushing us to the wall, we will find a way back and get life normal’. I think that is important.”

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Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president on Monday said that IPL might shatter viewership records this year. He also told that people would come out of this eventually in some time.

Ganguly on IPL broadcasting

The 13th season of IPL begins on September 19 and will be played in the UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah). This will be the second time that IPL will be played outside India but first time that it will have no live audience at the stadium. In the wake of the pandemic, the BCCI took the call to shift the tournament outside the country maintaining all possible precautions. During an online lecture as part of the 'Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Lecture Series', Ganguly shared his thoughts on the same. He insisted that this time broadcasters are expecting a huge increment in terms of rating as per the season is concerned. "Crowds will watch it on television...they (the broadcasters) are actually expecting the highest rating of IPL this season because they believe if (people) don't turn up in the ground, they will be actually watching on their television sets."
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While he is looking at the hosting of the tournament as a positive approach, he expects people to come to the stadiums in the near future. He explained, "...because of the COVID and infection, you don't want people to be too close to each other, but very soon you will see there will be 30 per cent people in the ground with social distancing.” About the possibility of allowing fans, he said, "They are properly tested and allowed to enter the ground. But I think that is going to happen over a period of time."
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Matter of time

Sourav Ganguly further opined that human being would soon overcome this bump as well as the did earlier. "This is just a virus which is already weakening and we will hopefully get past it. These are small bumps in our life, and we have to get past it. We could have easily avoided the IPL...but then, that's what we humans are and that's why we have survived all the difficult times.” He called IPL as an effort to bring back positivity in life, "...it is actually an effort to bring life back to normal. This will go on for another five-six months till the vaccine comes and I am sure everything then will be back to normal."
Clarification comes from Srinivasan after his Statement was “Taken out of Context”
Ganguly added, "It is only because mankind, people like you and me, and all of us in this discussion have the mental mindset to say 'hey listen if people are pushing us to the wall, we will find a way back and get life normal'. I think that is important." Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram