Former Australia captain Mark Taylor feels that at last this year’s ICC T20 World Cup will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, opening the door for BCCI to host a lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) in that time slot.
The ICC T20 World Cup, which is planned to be held in Australia from 18 October to 15 November, is shrouded in uncertainty even when some sporting action has begun with strict guidelines.
Taylor said if the postponed IPL was held, the trip would be the responsibility of the individual players and not the national council.
“I think that’s the most likely scenario (postponement of the T20 World Cup) because 15 teams plan to come to Australia between October and November, 45 matches for the seven proposed places, national travel will be very difficult in the world we live in. , “Taylor told Channel Nine Sports.
“14 days of isolation before that made it even more difficult. Most likely that event will not occur. So if the ICC decides to postpone the event that will open the door for BCCI to say that we will have our IPL, it is India that really puts the responsibility back on individuals, rather than the country that moves the whole team to a certain country. ”
The 55-year-old former opener said that if the IPL was preferred over the T20 World Cup, it opened the opportunity for serious negotiations for Australian Cricket with BCCI for the planned Down Under series.
“So that is certainly a possibility or probability. The Australian Cricket clearly wants the T20 World Cup but at the same time will work hard with India that if their players go there for the IPL, they will want India to come to Australia for our cricket summer next year, “Taylor said.
“Cricket is a bit lucky with time. They now have time to plan. I have no doubt that the CA will now think of the IPL and not the T20 World Cup. They want India in this country. That’s what they want and they’ve talked about the Adelaide Oval as a hub. “
Asked if it was appropriate to host the entire series in one place, he said: “I think so, if you have to choose one state, you might choose Adelaide. They have hotels installed on the ground.” The Indian cricket team is scheduled to tour travel around Australia from October 2020 to January 2021 for a full series which includes four Test matches as part of the World Test Championships in addition to three ODI and as many as T20I.
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