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BCCI decision to retain Chinese mobile firm Vivo as its title sponsor was also slammed by the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an RSS affiliate, Monday.
Although BCCI president Ganguly didn't divulge any details, a source said the women's Challenger series is likely to be held between 1-10 November.
Patel said that the Standard Operating Procedure to combat the Covid-19 threat is being prepared and the BCCI will formally write to the Emirates Cricket Board.
The IPL Chairman said the tournament, set to take place between September and November, has been made possible by the ICC's decision to postpone the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The BCCI chief said the organisers were considering the option of holding IPL abroad but it would be very expensive.
In a letter to all the affiliated units, Ganguly seemed confident of an IPL this year despite its current status of being suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
From Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds’ ‘monkeygate’ scandal to Daren Sammy’s racist nickname by IPL teammates, racism in Indian cricket continues unabated.
Suitable regions with necessary facilities should be selected and teams be housed in sealed hotels for the season, thus creating a corona-free bubble.
The IPL was scheduled to begin on 29 March, but the cricket board has postponed it indefinitely due to the extended nationwide lockdown.
With the IPL looking ever likely to be scrapped, the BCCI is staring at massive losses. Will it cut retainerships of players and salaries of staff?