Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes a rescheduled IPL can be held behind closed doorways however it should be troublesome to justify conducting the upcoming T20 World Cup without followers cheering from the stands.
Both the 13th IPL and T20 World Cup are unsure in the meanwhile with the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed a couple of lakh folks globally.
One of the choices for BCCI is to host the IPL within the October-November window if the ICC decides to postpone the T20 World Cup (October 18-November 15). There has additionally been talks of conducting the tournaments behind closed doorways.
One of the stalwarts of T20 cricket, Maxwell feels if crowds weren’t doable for both of the 2 occasions, the IPL would be a greater choice to go forward.
“… it’s going to be hard for us to have crowds. I think if IPL goes ahead they can probably survive without any crowds, but I can’t see the T20 World Cup surviving without any people there,” Maxwell instructed ABC Grandstand.
“It’s going to be hard for us to justify having a World Cup when we can’t get people into the grounds. So I can’t see it happening in the near future. We’ve got to take care of everyone’s health and wellbeing.”
IPL, which was deferred until April 14, is headed in direction of an indefinite postponement as India braced for a lockdown extension to include the quickly-spreading coronavirus.
The T20 World Cup, then again, is scheduled to be held Down Under in October-November nevertheless it all relies on how the coronavirus is contained by Australia and different nations.
The lethal illness has introduced all sports activities actions, together with cricket, to a halt throughout the globe.