In the latest meeting of BCCI and selectors, Sunil Joshi, the newly recruited chief selector of team India, has reportedly requested the BCCI to start this year’s cricket season with domestic T20 tournament.
Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh were nominated the successor of MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda in March this year. The newly appointed selection committee also picked the team for then proposed India-South Africa ODI series but the COVID-19 has pandemic ruined everything since then.
In the form of COVID-19, the World is facing possibly the biggest crisis since the second World War in 1940’s. The world that was in blind race to leave everyone behind, has come to standstill. Again Human life has become more precious than anything else out there.
With the world, the pandemic has also put a full stop to all the sports activities. The Virus has also cancelled all the cricket action for at least upcoming few months now. With the situation looking very bleak at the moment, BCCI has postponed all the cricket tournaments indefinitely.
The Covid-19 has not only heavily locked down the countries but also have ruined the world economic order. Owing to this, many former cricketers and thinkers of the game have suggested to kick start the season with IPL, post pandemic.
But, Sunil Joshi believes that contrary to the other seasons, starting the season with a domestic tournament like Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy can help immensely in gauging the performance of the players before the all-important World T20 in Australia. The tournament will also provide a fitting warmup for the players participating in World T20 and IPL.
There are also reports that Joshi has asked BCCI to organise IPL right after the domestic tournament. The marquee tournament which was all set to get rolling from 29th March has been now postponed indefinitely amid the COVID-19 attack.