Boards should stop players going to IPL if T20 World Cup gets postponed, says Allan Border
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Updated: May 23, 2020 8:10:12 am


Cricket Australia, ACA, Indian Express Allan Border feels IPL should not supersede an ICC world occasion (Source: Reuters File)

There have been speculations round the potential for the IPL going down if the T20 World Cup gets postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many former cricketers have weighed in on the argument amidst the novel virus which has introduced cricket to a standstill in most international locations. Former Australian skipper Allan Border has additionally shared his opinion on the difficulty. Border believes {that a} home cricket event can’t outweigh worldwide cricket.

“[I’m] not happy with that, the world game should take precedence over a local competition. So, the World T20, if that can’t go ahead, I don’t think the IPL can go ahead,” Border mentioned on ABC’s Grandstand Cafe radio program.

“I’d query that call [to replace it] — it’s only a cash seize, isn’t it, that one?

“The World T20 should take precedence, for sure.”

BCCI is the richest cricket board on this planet. The 64-year-old believes that if IPL takes place as an alternative of T20 World Cup then it might imply that India is working the sport.

“That can be simply shut the gate, you recognize, India working the sport.

“They’re pretty close to it now, but I suppose if you’re responsible for 80 percent of global [cricket] income, you’re going to have a fair say in what goes on, I get that,” Border mentioned.

The Sydney-born cricketer additionally feels that different cricket boards should not ship their players to play in IPL if it supersedes the ICC occasion.

“But I feel the world sport can’t permit that to occur. The house boards should stop their players going to the IPL if that’s the case.

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“I don’t think you can have India superseding what the international game has in place. That would be going down the wrong path,” he opined.

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