The former Indian cricketer, Anshuman Gaekwad thinks that the Indian Premier League (IPL) can only happen in case if the ICC T20 World Cup takes place.
The former Indian cricketer opined the window of October-November possible as it would be empty in case if ICC announces to postpone the mega-event, World Cup.
Anshuman Gaekwad: IPL can only happen if the World Cup gets canceled
“If the World Cup gets canceled or postponed, then only IPL can happen but then also it depends on what the conditions are in India,” he stated.
“I have my doubts that T20 WC will be held this year. About IPL, we cannot think of just now. It will depend on Indian conditions and the window is only during this T20 WC which is October-November,” Gaekwad was quoted as saying in The Times of India (TOI).
Anshuman Gaekwad thinks that players will have to suffer as they are not habitual to play without the spectators. It is going to be a new experience in case if IPL gets organized behind closed doors. According to him, the cricket, amidst the situation, will begin after three-four months.
“Cricket is not going to be the same, the approach would be different. There will be no crowd in the stadiums. Cricketers are not used to playing in empty stadiums. It will be one very difficult aspect of playing a new type of cricket,” he added.
“It may take another two months or four months or more to resume cricket,” Gaekwad added.
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.