Published: April 2, 2020 9:10:00 pm
Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels a shortened five-week Indian Premier League main as much as the ICC World T20 in October and November could possibly be a possible answer if the present state of affairs, in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, is introduced beneath management by then.
As of now, India has greater than 2000 constructive instances for novel coronavirus with 50 deaths reported to date. India is at the moment beneath a 21-day lockdown with almost 50,000 folks having already misplaced their lives globally.
While IPL has been postponed until April 15, there’s little or no likelihood of a shortened match in May as it would take months for normalcy to return.
“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,” Vaughan tweeted.
However if one goes by Vaughan’s suggestion, it could imply that he’s anticipating IPL in the September window in the lead upto the World T20 which begins in Australia on October 18.
In September, India are imagined to play Asia Cup in the UAE which goes to be hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board. After the Asia Cup, England are supposed to return to India to play three ODIs and three T20Is.
“September is the time when there is monsoon in India. Mumbai will be under water, there could be steady rain in Chennai. It is a decision that can’t be taken that lightly,” a senior BCCI official informed PTI on situation of anonymity.
There is a suggestion to eliminate the ICC World T20 in October-November and hand that slot to the BCCI for conducting of IPL however sources in ICC, in addition to BCCI, feels that it’s too untimely to remark for the time being.
“You don’t know the situation tomorrow. Let there be a sign that the curve is flattening and normalcy can return. That’s when you start discussing options,” the BCCI supply mentioned.
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