The dilemma over IPL 2020 and its future has dominated the news feed in Cricket World from the last month and so. The marquee tournament which was all set to get rolling from 29th March has been now postponed till 15th April at least amid the COVID-19 attack.
As whole of the world eagerly wait for the thing to improve and resume, former Indian player Ashish Nehra has proposed some playing conditions for the IPL 2020. While terming the IPL a challenges in the month of August, Ashish Nehra feels that even if the situation improves significantly by September –October, BCCI must plan to organise the IPL in October or November.
However, the clearance from Indian Government will be an issue, but Ashish Nehra is hopeful of BCCI getting a clearance from the Government. “Even if the IPL doesn’t happen in August, there are a lot of places in India that witness rains during that month and there are high chances that lots of matches will get cancelled. If things go back to normal around the world by October, we’ll have a 100% clearance,” Ashish Nehra said on the Cricket Connected show on Star Sports.
In a recent interaction with PTI, a senior BCCI official had also talked about the difficulties in organising the IPL in September. “September is the time when there is monsoon in India. Mumbai will be underwater, there could be steady rain in Chennai. It is a decision that can’t be taken that lightly. You don’t know the situation tomorrow. Let there be a sign that the curve is flattening and normalcy can return. That’s when you start discussing options,” a senior BCCI official had been quoted as saying by PTI.
In the wake of COVIS-19, BCCI has cancelled all the meetings and plans till the end of lockdown period. And now, Cricket fans and all the franchises owners have set their eyes on the BCCI’s meeting just after the lockdown.