BCCI eyeing to host IPl between September 25 to November 1


The T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place from October 18 to November 15 in Australia but BCCI apex council member, Anshuman Gaekwad, said Wednesday he did not believe the showpiece would come off as planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Uthappa, he will one day have a look at this situation that will be great from the players' perspective.

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"The flavour of IPL is that best players in the world come and play, and everyone is committed to maintaining that flow. We can't expect normalisation tomorrow", he said. "I am sure we will get more clarity as time moves forward as preparations will start to say around mid-August if we have to play our first match around the end of September", the official explained. "It will depend on Indian conditions and the window is only during this T20 WC which is October-November", Gaekwad told news agency PTI.

"As far as the BCCI is concerned we would certainly like an Indian to lead the global body and our president has credentials obviously".

"We're seeking via Sascoc an audience with the sports minister to be given approval to, if needed, play behind closed doors".

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"After the current phase of lockdown ends, there is the monsoon".

CSA has commenced with a knowledge-sharing agreement with the England and Wales Cricket Board, who are now in a suspended start to their new domestic season, in terms of implementing structures that mitigate the risk of the virus.

"When flights resume, everyone has to quarantine themselves before playing". We will have to look at how that will impact the schedules, which as it is are tight. But we are still optimistic. Although it (gate receipts) gives us a small percentage of our revenue, it is important because the bulk of that goes in the maintenance of stadiums.

Graeme Smith, the federation's director of cricket, reiterated the fruitful engagement between the two countries and also confirmed earlier reports that South Africa are committed to touring the West Indies, a trip that was initially scheduled for mid-July.

"Stay at home, ensure domestic cricket comes back to normal, cricketers at all levels - international, First Class, etc - all get back on the field".