Published: May 20, 2020 4:05:28 pm
BCCI apex council member Anshuman Gaekwad on Wednesday mentioned this yr’s T20 World Cup appears unlikely to go forward, making house for the presently suspended IPL on the calendar relying on the COVID-19 scenario in India.
The former India coach mentioned cricketers can have to collect all their psychological power to take care of the uncertainty that the pandemic has triggered.
“I have my doubts that T20 WC will be held this year. About IPL, we cannot think of just now. It will depend on Indian conditions and the window is only during this T20 WC which is October-November,” Gaekwad advised ‘PTI-Bhasha’.
“If the World Cup gets cancelled or postponed, then only IPL can happen but then also it depends on what the conditions are in India,” he mentioned.
Gaekwad feels that it is going to be fully new life as soon as the virus is tamed and gamers have to be mentally sturdy to adapt. The virus has contaminated greater than 50 lakh folks internationally and over 3.25 lak have died. In India the case tally has crossed one lakh and as many as 3,303 folks have died from the illness.
“Cricket shouldn’t be going to be the identical, the method can be completely different. There can be no crowd within the stadiums. Cricketers usually are not used to play in empty stadiums.
“It can be one very troublesome side of enjoying new sort of cricket, “Gaekwad mentioned.
He additionally mentioned that cricket would possibly resume after no less than 4 months.
“It may take another two months or four months or more to resume cricket. It is not theory that you can read and write. You have to perform so nothing is going to be easy,” he mentioned.
“If you are not mentally strong, it will not be easy,” added the previous participant who has performed 40 Tests and 15 ODIs for India.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the newest headlines