The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly informed all franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that the tournament stands "postponed indefinitely" after the India lockdown was extended to May 3 on Tuesday. The IPL 2020 cannot be conducted during its designated time as normal life has come to a standstill all around the world. The IPL 2020 was supposed to be played between March 29 and May 24.
However, former India batsman and Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman believes that if the IPL 2020 is conducted just before the T20 World Cup, it will help the players to prepare for the mega event in Australia. While speaking to Star Sports, VVS Laxman said he thought some of the cricket boards will be encouraging the fact that IPL is a big tournament and everyone acknowledges that.
VVS Laxman added that if the IPL 2020 is conducted just before the World Cup, it will set the tone for a hectic cricket season. He further said that he is hopeful of everything getting back to normal quickly and that no one is in danger. He added once that happens, IPL could kick off the cricketing calendar.
This suggestion was previously brought about by former England captain Michael Vaughan. He had said that the there will be a window for both IPL and the T20 World Cup if they are played as back-to-back events.
Here’s a thought .. The IPL is played for the 5 weeks leading up to the T20 World Cup in Oz .. all players use it as the great warm up for the WC .. then the WC happens .. So important for the game that the IPL takes place but also the WC .. 👍👍 https://t.co/ftKA4c5JWv— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 2, 2020