As whole of the cricket fraternity and International Cricket Committee (ICC) look forward to resuming the action, after almost two and half month of boredom, BCCI has cleared its stance on World T20 and IPL 2020.
The Board for Control of Cricket has clarified that BCCI won’t push for the IPL 2020, if ICC goes ahead with the World T20 2020 this year. The seventh ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament is scheduled to be held in Australia from 18 October to 15 November.
The Apex body will need to get in order a lot of logistics for the marquee event. The major concerns will be the quarantine time, when players reach Australia, and ensuring bio-secure environment for the players and staff. At current point of time, these all parameters seem quite distant and difficult to achieve and in all likeliness the tournament will be postponed.
Apart from that all, at least 17 T20I matches were scheduled to be played till the 2020 T20 World Cup. And with all these matches been delayed, Cricket Australia have opined that the BCCI might push ICC to postpone the tournament till 2021.
However, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal made it clear that BCCI has no intentions of pushing for IPL 2020. The T20 World Cup is a global tournament and its future will only be decided by the Apex body.
“Why should the BCCI suggest postponing the Twenty20 World Cup?” Arun Singh Dhumal told Reuters by telephone. “We’ll discuss it in the meeting and whatever is appropriate, (the ICC) will take a call.
Arun Dhumal also cleared that it will be ICC and CA’s call entirely and BCCI won’t give any suggestions on that part. “If the Australia government announces that the tournament will happen and Cricket Australia is confident they can handle it, it will be their call. BCCI would not suggest anything.”