Even after almost two months 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.
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, Indian leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal has voted for the IPL to be the first tournament to resume action. According to the ace spinner, the 2-month long tournament will not only get Cricket rolling but also provide enough time for preparation to the players.
“It would be the best option to resume with IPL as it will be played for over 2 months. So everyone will get time to prepare themselves. In my opinion, it would be better to resume cricket with IPL than with any series,” Chahal said in an interview with Sports Tak.
However, the fate of the marquee tournament is still undecided as BCCI has adopted for wait and watch policy. With no cricket likely in near future, BCCI will be targeting an alternative window in the month of July or September for IPL. 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.
In the interview, the willy spinner also talked about the challenges this lockdown has brought for him personally.
“In 20 years of cricket career, this is the first time that I am not being able to do anything. But you can take it positively also that it will make you mentally stronger. It was difficult for me in the initial two days because I haven’t stayed at home for so long”, the 29-year-old added.