Michael Vaughan offers a unique solution over hosting IPL 2020 this year

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The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has directly affected two of the marquee T20 events in the cricketing calendar of 2020. There are still questions looming over the possibility of Indian Premier League (IPL) and the T20 World Cup in Australia.


Reportedly, there are high chances of IPL being played in the window of T20 World Cup, with the multilateral international event being postponed to next year in 2021.

“If one takes into account practice fixtures and everything else, there’s a 34-day window. A decision on the World Cup is expected around August. If that doesn’t go ahead, then the BCCI has an opportunity to slot the IPL into the same period, provided things improve,” said an ICC official, according to NIE.



“Here’s a thought. T20 World Cup in Oz abandoned because of obvious difficulties with players flying in. Quarantines etc. BCCI swoops and plays IPL in that Oct-Nov window. CA will let players compete knowing it needs India to tour in summer. What do you think? ” tweeted cricket writer of The Australian.

However, a former English cricketer had a simple solution over hosting the IPL 2020 in the near future.

“Here’s a thought. The IPL is played for the five 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,” tweeted Vaughan, rather than being salty about India’s position in world cricket.


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