The treasurer of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), Arun Dhumal, has cleared that the Indian Board at no cost will suggest ICC organize the Indian Premier League (IPL) in place of ICC’s mega-event.
Arun believes that IPL can only be possible if the ICC authorities decide to cancel the T20 World Cup. The meeting is to be held on 28th May where the future of the World Cup will be decided. If it cancels, BCCI can have an eye on a possible window somewhere near T20 World Cup’s existing schedule.
BCCI treasurer: Board will not suggest postponing World Cup for IPL
“Why should the BCCI suggest postponing the Twenty20 World Cup? We’ll discuss it in the meeting and whatever is appropriate, (the ICC) will take a call,” Dhumal told Reuters.
“It all depends on what the Australian government says on this – whether they’d allow so may team to come and play the tournament. Will it make sense to play games without spectators? Will it make sense for CA to stage such a tournament like that? It’s their call,” he added.
IPL was all set to be kicked off by 29th March. It moved ahead by the pressure created by the lockdown in India which was later extended as well. The cash-rich league first moved to the latest window of April-May later with an extension in the lockdown by Modi’s government, the league was called off indefinitely till any further notice by the officials.
Many Indian cricketers have opined that the Indian Premier League (IPL) can only take place in case if the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 gets postponed. They think that the cash-rich league can happen in a window of October-November, only if the opined case is applied while some of them want Cup to get canceled so they can go with their cash-rich league.