Former India leg spinner and well-known cricket commentator Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has stated that the Indian Premier League (IPL) must be held this 12 months because it provides a platform to younger cricketers to make a reputation for themselves.
“IPL is the best conducted T20 league and it should happen in September-October and it should also happen again in April-May (2021),” Sivaramakrishnan was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
Sivaramakrishnan stated that BCCI must resolve on the way forward for IPL this season however they’re ready for ICC’s determination on the T20 World Cup.
“ICC (International Cricket Council) has to resolve about the T20 World Cup and it’s BCCI which has to resolve about the IPL.
“BCCI is nonetheless ready for the ICC to resolve on what they’ll do. And the IPL, individuals discuss cash and cash, however it’s additionally not solely cash that the BCCI will get, gamers get, the respective nations’ cricket boards get. The younger era is being forgotten,” Sivaramakrishnan stated.
He additional stated that internet hosting the IPL in September-October this 12 months and the subsequent version in April-May subsequent 12 months might assist the gamers put together for the two T20 World Cups.
“We have seen a lot of talent that played IPL and T20 internationals for India. So I am quite keen for IPL to happen just for the sake of seeking some new talent. And also with the mind that we will have IPL in September or October and IPL again in April, May. We will prepare all the cricketers who take part in the IPL much better for the two T20 World Cups.”
The subsequent version of the T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in direction of the finish of 2021 in India.