Updated: April 18, 2020 1:23:22 pm
Alex Carey was eagerly ready to share the Delhi Capitals dugout alongside the nice Ricky Ponting however the Australian wicket-keeper now feels he’s unlikely to get the chance this year with the IPL indefinitely postponed.
Carey, who was scheduled to make his IPL debut with the Ponting-coached Delhi outfit, stated solely time will inform whether or not the T20 World Cup and the IPL can occur this year with the COVID-19 wreaking havoc throughout the globe.
“At this stage it’s looking likely that (IPL) might not go ahead,” Carey was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia on Friday.
“It could be good to be in Delhi enjoying cricket – it was my first time chosen to be half of the IPL. I’m nonetheless actually optimistic.
“I’m sure the world will move in the way we want it to, and there’s still that hope later in the season the IPL will go ahead and the (men’s T20) World Cup (scheduled for Australia), but we’ll wait and see,” he added.
With most international locations below lockdown, Carey at present is in isolation along with his spouse Eloise and 19-month-old son Louis in Adelaide. He can also be fine-tuning his wicket-keeping abilities by throwing a golf ball towards a wall and catching it on the rebound.
“I look at it as I’m healthy, safe, and getting to spend a lot of time with my family. It was a big couple of years on the cricket field, so to have to spend time at home is quite nice,” the vice-captain of Australia’s limited-over group stated.
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