Sunil Gavaskar, the former Indian batsman, thinks that Sri Lanka can be considered to organize the Indian Premier League (IPL) in September 2020.
Earlier, SLC proposed BCCI for hosting their league along with all the facilities provided, however, an official from BCCI denied the proposal and said that there is not any such proposal from Sri Lanka.
Also, Mathew Hayden, the ex-Australian opening batsman, opined that BCCI shall choose to organize the league without spectators behind closed doors. He suggests that Sri Lanka might be the best venue to organize the league without overseas players as it is not possible to hold the league in India.
However, a few countries will be allowing entrance of the spectators in the stadiums filling 30-40% of the space.
Sunil Gavaskar: Sri Lanka can be considered for IPL 2020
“In September, you can´t have the IPL in India due to monsoon,” said Sunil Gavaskar.
“But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that,” said Gavaskar.
The Coronavirus has stopped the flow of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that was to be commenced by 29th March. Then, it got dragged to a window of April-March, then 15th May, and then finally postponed indefinitely. Amidst the lockdown, the government and the cricketing authorities have taken a mutual decision to postpone the league until further notice. However, the window of September can be taken under consideration in case if the T20 World Cup gets canceled.
It is to be noted that UAE can also have the hosting rights for IPL as UAE and Sri Lanka, both proposed India to hold their cash-rich league.