The Australian bowler, Pat Cummins, thinks that the Indian Premier League (IPL) could have worked as a best practicing platform for the upcoming ICC’s mega-event, T20 World Cup.
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.
On the other hand, T20 World Cup as per the existing schedule is all set to be commenced by 18th October but as the situation doesn’t seem to be in favor, ICC is to hold a meeting on 28th May to decide the fate of World Cup that is to be held in Australia.
Many Australians players are part of the cash-rich league. As IPL was to take place before the World Cup, it definitely could have worked as a practicing platform for T20 World Cup. Australians are the major part of the Indian T20 league and they were equally awaited as Indians are. The cancelation will equally disturb the players from both the countries. Hence, Pat Cummins has shown his disappointment over cancelation as he along with other players have missed the better practicing platform.
Pat Cummins: IPL could have worked as a practicing platform for the T20 World Cup
“The reason it (IPL) was so important for so many players this year was leading into a T20 World Cup, and even if that does get moved, it’s still going to be on at some stage. You look at what’s the best opportunity for your cricket and what you’re going to get the most out of,” Cummins said.