Mark Taylor, the former Australian cricketer, says that the Indian Premier League (IPL) can be possible for organizing in 2020 in case if ICC T20 World Cup gets canceled.
Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, all cricketing scenarios are at a halt. IPL is one of the cricketing activities that even before its initiations got delayed. The cash-rich league was all set to be commenced by 29th March. Many times extensions in the lockdown by the Indian government have finally caused an indefinite delay in IPL till further notice.
Mark Taylor thinks that if ICC T20 World Cup gets shifted to 2022, there can be a good and possible chance for Indian authorities to resume their league.
IPL could be possible if T20 World Cup cancels
More than likely that event is not going ahead: Mark Taylor
“I think that’s the most likely scenario (postponement of T20 World Cup) because 15 teams planning to come to Australia between October and November, 45 matches over a proposed seven venues, national travel is going to extremely difficult in the world we are living in,” Taylor was quoted as saying in Channel Nine Sports.
“14 days of isolation before that makes it even harder. More than likely that event is not going ahead. So, if the ICC decides to postpone the event that will open the door for the BCCI to say that we will have our IPL is India. It actually puts the onus back on individuals then rather than nations moving whole teams over to a certain country,” he added.