In a last month and so, the COVID-19 virus has created havoc in the world. Even the doctors and medical teams World over have failed to make an antidote of the deadly virus. To combat the ever worsening situation, the Governments world over have also locked down their respective countries. All the foreign Visas and travels have been cancelled completely. People have been forced to go in self quarantine mode to maintain social distancing and break the chain of CORONA virus.
Sports events the world over have taken a drubbing over the last few weeks. With back-to-back big-ticket events being hampered, or scheduled to a later date, International Cricket Council (ICC) and BCCI now brooding over cancelling or rescheduling the tournaments like World T20 and IPL.
13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has been postponed till 15th April and there are also reports that if ICC postpones the World T20 BCCI might organise the IPL in that October- November Window. However, the whole scenario is not that easy to go by, as not only India but also all other Cricket Playing Countries must permit foreign Visas in the aforementioned period, especially Australia and UK. Apart from that. ICC’s decision about World T20 will also have a major role to play.
As the things stand of now, many players have already refused to take part in the IPL 2020. The players like Pat Cummins, David Warner, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell might not come for IPL 2020, in case the tournament takes place. But, Sam Curran, Chennai Super Kings all-rounders has made himself available for IPL 2020 in an interview with ESPN Cricinfo.
The English all-rounder is ready to come India even on a short notice and have started the preparations already. “ We’re just trying to keep fit and keep training like we usually do. April 15 is the proposed date, but I think India has also gone into lockdown. But each day it changes. CSK have been in touch about trying to do what we can.
“All the CSK boys around the world, every country is in lockdown, so every cricketer is in the same boat. It would be silly not to keep fit because it might come to a two-week turnaround and we’re all on the park. Fingers crossed it’s soon,” said Sam Curran. The services of the English all-rounder were secured by CSK for INR 5.5 CR. in the IPL auction in 2019.