Mitchell Starc, the left-arm Australia’s pacer, says that no problem seems to him if Australia’s cricket players will go for the Indian Premier League (IPL) instead of seasonal home cricket.
There have been a lot of talks about kicking off IPL as cricket season is paused till yet amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. The globally deadly disease has deprived the players of cricket across the world and cricket in India and Australia is equally affected. As the cash-rich league comprises of half of its ratio of Australian players, both the boards are waiting for the situation to get fine so they can continue playing IPL.
Initially, the league was all set to be commenced by 29th March, but the organisers rescheduled it thrice due to the changing and extending dates of the lockdown. Finally, the league has been postponed till further notice and it can be settle in a window of World Cup as the mega-event is most likely to be shifted to the next year.
Mitchell Starc finds himself as a fan of IPL and won’t mind if the players will choose to play the cash-rich league in place of seasonal cricket.
Mitchell Starc doesn’t mind if Australians play IPL 2020 despite seasonal cricket
“Do I have an issue with it? I don’t think so. They’re pre-existing contracts. There’s a lot of things that would have to go into that I assume. Cricket Australia would have to clear those guys so if they’re clear to go, I don’t see a problem with it,” cricket.com.au quoted Mitchell Starc as saying.
“They’re pre-existing contracts and they would have been playing anyway. There’s obviously a different hurdle of domestic cricket there. It’d be an interesting decision, not one I’d have to make, so I’ll let them make their decisions” he added.