With Indian Government slowly easing the lockdown restrictions, BCCI is looking to resume the cricket action steadily. IPL 2020 will be high on the agenda of BCCI as soon as the condition gets back to normal. The marquee tournament which was all set to get rolling from 29th March has been now postponed indefinitely amid the COVID-19 attack.
Earlier, the reports also had claimed that BCCI was looking for alternative window in the month of July or September. Apart from this time window, BCCI also has an option of organising the IPL abroad like they did in 2009. But till now BCCI has not come up with anything concrete information on the future of marquee tournament.
Former Australian player, Matthew Hayden, in a recent interview, has opined that BCCI should look for organising the IPL 2020 without foreign players this season. Due to the prevalent travel restrictions across the globe, it’s won’t be easy for all the players to be a part of Marquee league this season.
“Certainly the IPL could take exist without foreign players. I think it would be a product that is being compromised naturally because foreign players do add a lot to the IPL. They raise the level of awareness and excitement among fans. Getting nations together has in fact made IPL the fun that it has been,” Matthew Hayden said as quoted by TOI.
Hayden also stressed the point that BCCI should not compromise any parameter in such circumstances and game could even be shifted to foreign land for ensuring the health safety and clean stadiums.
“But in conditions like this, it could go on without foreign players and it should go on if all health issues have been uncompromised and the game can proceed in clean stadiums.”