Mark Hesson, an ex-Australian cricketer thinks that it can be a chance for the Indian Premier League (IPL) organizers to hold the league in case if the ICC T20 World Cup gets canceled amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all cricketing schedules have been affected. ICC T20 World Cup is most likely to be postponed or get shifted to 2022. Consequently, Indian cricketing authorities can have a chance to hold IPL.
T20 World Cup postponement can help BCCI to hold IPL: Mark Taylor
More than likely that event is not going ahead: Mark Taylor
“I think that’s the most likely scenario (postponement of T20 World Cup) because 15 teams planning to come to Australia between October and November, 45 matches over a proposed seven venues, national travel is going to extremely difficult in the world we are living in,” Taylor was quoted as saying in Channel Nine Sports.
“14 days of isolation before that makes it even harder. More than likely that event is not going ahead. So, if the ICC decides to postpone the event that will open the door for the BCCI to say that we will have our IPL is India which actually puts the onus back on individuals then rather than nations moving whole teams over to a certain country,” he added.
It is to be noted that the cash-rich league was all set to be played 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 in India. Now, there are no comments and possibilities over the authentic schedule for IPL until further notice. The case is very similar for the other T20 leagues as well and other cricketing scenarios across the globe due to the Coronavirus pandemic.