The meeting to decide the future of the ICC T20 World Cup is to be held on 28th May by ICC. If it cancels, BCCI can have an eye on a possible window somewhere near T20 World Cup’s existing schedule.
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.
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has denied supporting the Indian cash-rich league existence in place of the T20 World Cup and has revealed that they won’t support such a decision.
PCB will not support IPL over T20 World Cup
“We are in May and there is still time. The ICC members should wait and see where this Coronavirus pandemic goes. A decision on staging the event can be taken even after say two months. There is no cricket being played right now but in two months’ time we will know what is the position because West Indies and Pakistan are to play in England if things go according to plan,” the official was quoted as saying by News18.
The source from PCB maintained and emphasized over IPL being a domestic season shall not be given preference over international matches organized by ICC.
“The IPL is a domestic event of the BCCI and cannot be given preference over ICC events or bilateral agreements. Pakistan will not support any such move,” the source said.