In the last few days, there been a plethora of discussions regarding what could be the fate of the Indian Premier League 2020. With India going into a complete lockdown for 21 days until April 14, the tournament is not likely to start when in early May. Many have speculated that the 13th edition of IPL could be canceled completely.
On Thursday, Australian journalist and Sportswriter Peter Lalor came up with a brilliant suggestion for organizing IPL this year. He put up a situation in which the ICC men’s T20 World Cup which would be held in the October-November window in Australia gets canceled as it will be difficult for players to fly in Australia by that time.
Further, BCCI decides to have the IPL at that moment in the October-November. He also suggested that Cricket Australia would not say anything to the decision as India would be touring Australia in a couple of month’s time after the marquee event. The four-match Test series between the two teams is scheduled to be played in December and January. He asked the Twitter fans to comment on what they thought of his suggestion.
Peter Lalor tweeted, “Here’s a thought. T20 World Cup in Oz abandoned because of obvious difficulties with players flying in. Quarantines etc. BCCI swoops and plays IPL in that Oct-Nov window. CA will let players compete knowing it needs India to tour in summer. What do you think?”
Former England skipper, Michael Vaughan decided to go up with another suggestion instead. He raised a situation where IPL could be played just a few weeks before the ICC T20 World Cup. He said that India’s biggest money-spinner could act as a great warm-up for all the players going into the World Cup. He also mentioned that IPL is quite important for the game of cricket.
Michael Vaughan tweeted, “Here’s a thought .. The IPL is played for the 5 weeks leading up to the T20 World Cup in Oz .. all players use it as the great warm up for the WC .. then the WC happens .. So important for the game that the IPL takes place but also the WC ..”
Here’s a thought .. The IPL is played for the 5 weeks leading up to the T20 World Cup in Oz .. all players use it as the great warm up for the WC .. then the WC happens .. So important for the game that the IPL takes place but also the WC .. 👍👍 https://t.co/ftKA4c5JWv
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 2, 2020
IPL has probably the highest standard of cricket when compared to the leagues across the globe. Every year, the best players from all across the world play in this tournament. In fact, it is would be ideal for all the players coming and playing the IPL before playing the T20 World Cup.