PM Modi to hold meeting with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly via video conference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday will hold a meeting with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly via video conference. This is the 1st time the PM is meeting with the head of a sports body in the country since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Sourav Ganguly will be hosting the video conference from his Kolkata residence while batting great Sachin Tendulkar and India captain Virat Kohli are also expected to join the meeting.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to stress upon the need for celebrities to spread awareness when it comes to combating the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to a global health scare.

Sourav Ganguly is also expected to touch upon the topic of cricket which has been suspended in the country due to Covid-19.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has been suspended until April 15. The 13th edition of the cash-rich league was scheduled to start on March 29 but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The organisers are expected to adopt a wait and watch and take a call once they get a fresh directive on the 21-day lockdown imposed by the Indian government to combat the Covid-19 spread.

Prime Minister Modi had recently thanked the sports fraternity for contributing to the PM-CARES fund and supporting the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

India captain Virat Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, women’s cricket team star Mithali Raj were among the many from the sports world to lend their support to the government.

“I am very happy that our hardworking sportspersons are at the forefront of the battle to defeat COVID-19. I would like to thank @sharad_kumar01, @ImRo45, @singhesha10, @M_Raj03 for their contribution to PM-CARES.#IndiaFightsCorona,” PM Modi had tweeted.

Source: Indiatoday

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