Even after a one and half month of complete hara-kiri, the World is still under the threat of COVID-19 pandemic. Medics and scientists the world over are still trying their best to make the antidote for the deadly disease. The Virus originated form Wuhan city of China has contaminated over 2.08 million people world-wide with death toll reaching upto 135,000 till now. Almost whole of the world has been locked down and people have confined themselves in their houses.
Indian Government have also extended the countrywide lockdown till 3rd May. With the lockdown all the international activities, flights and sports have also been cancelled indefinitely. And the IPL 2020 which was all set to get rolling from 29th March has been postponed for indefinite time now.
As whole of the world eagerly wait for the action to resume, former Indian stalwart VVS Laxman has advocated the IPL to be the first tournament, as soon as the things get normal.
In a talk on Star Sports, Laxman said, “I think some of the cricket boards will be encouraging the fact that IPL is a big tournament, and everyone acknowledges that.”
The stylish batsman from Hyderabad also added that a IPL, in September 2020, will also be fitting warmup tournament for the players participating in World T20, which is scheduled in October- November 2020 in Australia.
He added: “And just before the World Cup it will set the tone for a hectic cricket season. But I just hope that everything is normal, and no one is in danger. And once that happens, I am sure the IPL should kick off the cricket calendar.”
Amid all the reports about IPL 2020 future, BCCI has adopted for wait and watch policy. While terming all the speculations ‘Pre-mature’, recently, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal, also said that this is certainly not a situation to take a call on the future of IPL and any decision will follow only after the situation gets back to normal.