Former India skipper and legend Sunil Gavaskar has suggested that if India and Australia agree to swap the T20 World Cups then both the tournament and the Indian Premier League (IPL) can be held later in the year if COVID-19 subsides. Australia are scheduled to host the T20 World Cup later this year, and India in 2021.
After news reports of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 being postponed further in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday officially confirmed that the tournament has been suspended indefinitely. The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the lockdown in the country will continue till May 3.
Indian legend VVS Laxman is not too impressed with former Australian captain Michael Clarke’s claims that Australian cricketers ‘sucked up’ to India captain Virat Kohli and went soft on him as they wanted to protect their IPL contracts. Contradicting Clarke, Laxman stated that being nice does not guarantee any player a place in an IPL franchise, and that much more needs to be done to earn the big bucks.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, reportedly told the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises that this year’s edition has been "postponed indefinitely". The report came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially extended the lockdown in the country over the Coronavirus pandemic to May 3.
As widely predicted, the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to be cancelled in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic that is getting worse by the day. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier postponed the start of the tournament from March 29 to April 15. However, under the current circumstances, it is highly unlikely that the IPL will go ahead this year.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, cancelled the much-awaited conference call with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise owners, which was scheduled to be held to discuss the way ahead following the postponement of the T20 league. The IPL was due to begin on March 29, but had to be pushed behind till April 15 owing to the rapid spread of Coronavirus. Following the cancellation of Tuesday’s con-call, IPL 2020 stares at a bleak future.