The former Indian cricketer, Anshuman Gaekwad thinks that the Indian Premier League (IPL) can go ahead if the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 gets canceled.
According to him, the cancelation of the World Cup might work as an opportunity for IPL to be staged.
Earlier, the cash-rich league was to be commenced by 29th March, but amidst the Coroavrius situation, the chances have got rub. With another phase of lockdown in India, the league has got suspended till further notice.
The former Indian cricketer thinks it will be a challenge for the cricketers if, amid the situation, organizers hold IPL without spectators. However, he thinks that BCCI will make a wise decision regarding IPL.
Anshuman Gaekwad: IPL can only happen if the World Cup gets canceled
“If the World Cup gets canceled or postponed, then only IPL can happen but then also it depends on what the conditions are in India,” he stated.
“I have my doubts that T20 WC will be held this year. About IPL, we cannot think of just now. It will depend on Indian conditions. The window is only during this T20 WC which is October-November.” Gaekwad was quoted as saying in The Times of India (TOI).
“Cricket is not going to be the same, the approach would be different. There will be no crowd in the stadiums. Cricketers are not used to playing in empty stadiums. It will be one very difficult aspect of playing a new type of cricket,” he added.
“It may take another two months or four months or more to resume cricket,” Gaekwad added.