According to Mike Hesson, ne of the franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), is all set to take part in IPL no matter whenever it begins.
Mike Hesson, who was a former coach of the New Zealand Cricket Team, has recently been appointed as RCB’s director of Cricket Operations. He respects the opinion of delaying the league indefinitely has revealed that RCB will be ready whenever authorities will feel like kicking it off.
The practicing sessions of Virat Kohli’s leading side were also brought to a halt amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Mike seems hopeful that whenever the situation gets better, they can go for their practice sessions as well.
We’re still really hopeful: Mike Hesson
“We were obviously a week away from coming into camp, like everybody else, feeling well advanced in terms of our planning. Quite rightfully, everything’s been put on hold and everybody is going about their work,” Hesson was quoted as saying in Star Sports’ Show Cricket Connected.
RCB is ready whenever IPL happens: Mike Hesson
“There are obviously other priorities at the moment that people are focussing on. We’re still really hopeful that things will evolve and there will be an IPL this year and if it happens, then I can assure you that RCB will be ready,” he added.
It is to be noted that IPL was all set to be commenced by 29th March but it faced many obstacles in its way of scheduling as the lockdown kept on extending and still exists amidst the Coronavirus. Now, there are no comments over the authentic schedule for IPL. The case is very similar for the other T20 leagues and other cricketing scenarios across the globe due to the Coronavirus pandemic.