Arun Dhumal, the treasurer of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), has revealed that the board will never suggest postponing the ICC T20 World Cup to drag the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, no cricket is happening nowadays. It is even hard to think of rescheduling the canceled and delayed leagues as no one can say when the situations will get better.
The Indian Premier League (IPL), that was to kick off its thirteenth edition by 29th March, was rescheduled twice or thrice as the lockdown kept on extending. Although, the restrictions and the situations are ease than before and a bit of public movement has been allowed across the globe, so there are chances to league the ahead.
Opined by many Indian cricketers, the window of October-November can be possible as it would be empty in case if ICC announces to postpone the mega-event, World Cup, in order to give IPL place.
Arun Dhumal has negotiated to neglect several points of view running in the minds of people nowadays to organize IPL in place of the T20 World Cup and says that ICC will never take such a step to cancel the mega-event for Indian cash-rich league. He says that in case if only in the meeting to be held on 28th May, the organizers cancel the World Cup, then we can look for the window available to utilize for IPL.
BCCI treasurer: Board will not suggest postponing World Cup for IPL
“Why should the BCCI suggest postponing the Twenty20 World Cup? We’ll discuss it in the meeting and whatever is appropriate, (the ICC) will take a call,” Dhumal told Reuters.
“It all depends on what the Australian government says on this – whether they’d allow so may team to come and play the tournament. Will it make sense to play games without spectators? Will it make sense for CA to stage such a tournament like that? It’s their call,” he added.