BCCI president Sourav Ganguly admitted that it was mentally tough for players to ply their trades while being at the bio-bubble during the just-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) and thanked them for showing resolve to make the tournament a success.
The 13th edition of IPL came to an end on Tuesday (November 10), with Mumbai Indians (MI) clinching the title by defeating Delhi Capitals (DC) in the final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The cash-rich event was held across three venues in UAE without the presence of crowd due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“@bcci..along with the office bearers I personally thank all the players of each IPL team, for going thru the tuff bio bubble to make this tournament possible..it was tuff mentally, and ur commitment makes indian cricket what it is @JayShah @ThakurArunS,” Ganguly tweeted.
The eight-team competition is usually held in April-May each year but had to be suspended after COVID-19 cases shot up in India.
After months of uncertainty, the tournament was shifted to UAE with Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi being the three venues.
BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal echoed Ganguly's sentiment and hoped that the world's biggest T20 event will return to its full glory next year.
"Congrats to Team IPL under the dynamic leadership of @SGanguly99 & @JayShah for organising the most successful #Dream11IPL under such challenging times. A big thanks to all the cricket fans for their love and support. We truly missed u. Hopefully the roar will be back in IPL2021," Dhumal tweeted.
(With PTI inputs)