Former India captain and Kings XI Punjab head coach Anil Kumble is hopeful of the IPL taking place this yr and isn’t averse to the concept of conducting the cash-rich occasion with out spectators because of the coronavirus menace.
It’s not official but however there may be hypothesis that the BCCI desires to carry the IPL within the October window after the event was postponed indefinitely earlier this yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Yes we are hopeful and optimistic that there is still a possibility (to hold IPL this year) if we can cram in the schedule,” Kumble was quoted as saying by Star Sports activities present ‘Cricket Related’.
“If we are going to have a stadium without spectators, then probably have 3 or 4 venues; there’s still a possibility, we are all optimistic,” stated the previous spinner, who can be the chairman of ICC’s Cricket Committee.
Former India batsman and Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman stated the stakeholders can stage the league in cities which have a number of stadia to cut back travelling by gamers.
“Absolutely (there is chance to hold IPL this year), and also make sure that all the stakeholders have a say,” he stated.
“…you should identify one venue, which probably has 3 or 4 grounds; if at all you find that kind of a venue because travel is again going to be quite challenging,” stated the previous fashionable batsman.
“You don’t know who’s going to be where at the airports, so that I’m sure the franchises and the BCCI will be looking into.”