The much-anticipated All-Stars game ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been reportedly called off.
Last month, the former Indian cricket team skipper had confirmed that the charity match would take place just before the start of the main competition.
Here are further details.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the BCCI has not announced the decision yet but the franchises have been informed about the same.
The report further stated that the details of the game were not thought through to the fullest.
Another major factor behind the cancellation was the reluctance of the franchises who were not informed about the game before Ganguly announced it publicly.
The franchisees weren't willing to let go off players fearing possible injuries.
Also, teams wanted players to attend promotional events and training camps.
One understands that there were monetary issues as well. There was no clarity over who would pay the players for the match.
"It is at least not happening before the start of the IPL," an official of a south franchise was quoted as saying by the news outlet.
When you look at the scenario, it is a wise decision taken.
Meanwhile, the IPL 13 season is set to start on March 29 with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium. The final league game will take place on May 17.
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