The T20 World Cup, until yet, was all set to be commenced by 18th October, but there are several improbabilities amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. However, the ICC is to hold a meeting on 28th May to decide the future of the World Cup. In case, if the mega-event gets canceled, the Indian authorities are likely to organize their cash-rich league.
IPL was all set to go ahead by 29th March but the inconveniences caused by the Coronavirus within the country and across the globe have delayed the league until further notice with an eye on October-November window.
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revealed that they will not support such a decision to support India’s T20 league preferring it over the T20 World Cup.
PCB: Pakistan will never support IPL upon T20 World Cup
“We are in May and there is still time. The ICC members should wait and see where this Coronavirus pandemic goes. A decision on staging the event can be taken even after say two months. There is no cricket being played right now but in two months’ time we will know what is the position because West Indies and Pakistan are to play in England if things go according to plan,” the official was quoted as saying by News18.
A Pakistani source cleared their views terming IPL as a domestic league that cannot be preferred over ICC’s mega tournaments and matches. They have made it clear that no such decision will be taken in regards to support IPL in place of the T20 World Cup’s window.
“The IPL is a domestic event of the BCCI and cannot be given preference over ICC events or bilateral agreements. Pakistan will not support any such move,” the source said.