London: Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum believes if the ICC T20 World Cup — which is scheduled to be performed in Australia in October-November — is postponed until subsequent 12 months, it might open up a window for the Indian Premier League.
McCullum feels internet hosting a 16-nation occasion in Australia could possibly be dangerous amid coronavirus pandemic. He additionally said that that if the World Cup is certainly postponed until subsequent 12 months then the window can be utilized for the IPL, which has been postponed indefinitely by the BCCI.
“As a punter, if I have been to place my closing greenback on what the schedule would appear to be, it will be that the T20 World Cup has received to be in danger,” McCullum stated on the Sky Cricket podcast.
“For Australia to maneuver 16 worldwide groups, plus all of their assist workers after which broadcasters, appears a bridge too far.
“I can not see them enjoying the T20 World Cup behind closed doorways both. There could also be a window a bit later within the new 12 months of 2021 which might then open up a window for the IPL,” he added.
Earlier, Australia ODI and T20 skipper Aaron Finch had stated that suspending the showpiece occasion is a chance wanting on the state of affairs proper now.
“I believe we’d should get our heads round a T20 World Cup that is perhaps postponed for a month, two months, three months, no matter it must be,” Finch informed SEN Radio.
“However so long as we are able to get dwell sport up and operating. Whether or not that is with crowds or not, I do not assume that makes any distinction to the gamers. We performed one ODI towards New Zealand with no crowd (and it) was actually unusual for first 4 or 5 overs, however you then received into your work.
“I believe we’d should get somewhat bit inventive with how we do this (as a part of a new-look schedule). Whether or not that is establishing and enjoying two Take a look at matches in a single hub or one thing like that.”