Kiwi pacer Trent Boult ponders over his participation in IPL 2020

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Trent Boult. (Image Source: Twitter)

Amidst the COVID-19 cloud in the cricketing world, a ray of positive news appeared in the form of BCCI’s tentative plan of slotting the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the window of late September to early November.


With the news breaking out on Monday, New Zealand premier fast bowler Trent Boult has pondered over his participation in the cash-rich tournament.

Boult, who has had exceptional outings for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the past, shifted his base to Mumbai Indians (MI) after being released in the last IPL auctions.


“I’ve heard lots of whispers that it’s happening in this or that window, that it’s happening in (New Zealand), things seem to be changing almost every week but it’s just one of those things that I will have to let unfold,” Boult told 1News.

Further, the 31-year-old suggested that he will consult his close ones as well as his young family, before arriving at a decision.

Also, there are five other Kiwi cricketers involved with the IPL, namely, Kane Williamson, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, and Mitchell McClenaghan.


“I’ll talk to the right people and then make that decision on what’s best for me, best for my cricket and obviously what’s best for my young family. There’s obviously a couple of other New Zealanders involved in that tournament – but it’s just going to have to be one of those ‘time will tell’ kind of things,” the Kiwi said.

“I want to be out there playing and doing the things that I know how to do. But it still looks like it’s going to be a wee while before crowds are screaming at us and being right behind us but I can’t wait as it’s been a long time between overs – no-one wants to be stuck inside a tent in the middle of winter training,” concluded Boult.


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