Michael Holding, the Jamaican cricket commentator, commented that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) have got all the rights to hold their cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) if the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 gets postponed.
The T20 World Cup as per the existing schedule is to be played in Australia by 18th October but the probabilities are getting minimized amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. However, Australia have eased their lockdown but the borders are still closed till September and other countries have still got the maximum cases of the global deadly disease.
If it cancels, BCCI can look for an empty window of October-November to hold their league either in or out of India as Sri Lanka and UAE have proposed hosting at their venues providing all the measure facilities.
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board is deeply concerned with the statement, ‘ICC will be shifting World Cup to give the window to BCCI for organizing IPL’ thus, don’t support the Indian T20 league in place of the ICC’s mega-event. BCCI’s official has completely neglected such thoughts and IPL is still in doubt.
Michael Holding thinks that it would be BCCI’s right to hold IPL as ICC will go towards cancelation because of Australia’s no allowance of visitors, not to give IPL a chance.
BCCI sustain all rights to organize IPL if T20 World Cup gets canceled: Michael Holding
“I don’t think ICC is delaying the T20 World Cup because they are making space for the IPL. It’s the Australian government’s law where they are not allowing any visitors into the country before a specific date,” Holding said during an Insta live session.
“But if there is no T20 World Cup, the BCCI has all rights to go ahead and organize a domestic tournament because there’s a space. If they are encroaching on other people’s tournament, you could say okay,” added the cricketer-turned-commentator.