The BCCI has suspended this season of the Indian Premier League till additional discover because of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent extension of the nationwide lockdown. As per stories, the franchises have been knowledgeable about the choice. However, former India batsman VVS Laxman believes that the IPL might be held simply earlier than the T20 World Cup and it might additionally function nice preparation for the gamers.
Speaking on Star Sports 1 present Cricket Connected, Laxman mentioned, “I think some of the cricket boards will be encouraging the fact that IPL is a big tournament, and everyone acknowledges that. And just before the World Cup it will set the tone for a hectic cricket season. But I just hope that everything is normal, and no one is in danger. And once that happens, I am sure the IPL should kick off the cricket calendar.”
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This suggestion was first mooted by former England captain Michael Vaughan who mentioned that the there will be a window for each IPL and the T20 World Cup if they’re performed again to again.
Taking to Twitter, Vaughan mentioned: “Here’‘s a thought .. The IPL is played for the 5 weeks leading up to the T20 World Cup in Oz .. all players use it as the great warm up for the WC .. then the WC happens .. So important for the game that the IPL takes place but also the WC.”
Here’s a thought .. The IPL is performed for the 5 weeks main as much as the T20 World Cup in Oz .. all gamers use it as the nice heat up for the WC .. then the WC occurs .. So essential for the sport that the IPL takes place but in addition the WC .. 👍👍 https://t.co/ftKA4c5JWv
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 2, 2020
Even Australia batsman Steve Smith had not too long ago mentioned that he hoped that the IPL does happen at some stage when the state of affairs improves moderately than seeing the event cancelled for a yr.