Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has hit out at the BCCI, alleging the Indian cricket board had a hand in the postponement of the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup to pave the way for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held. Akhtar also expressed disappointment at the Asia Cup being cancelled.
Indian cricket has come to a standstill in the wake of Coronavirus as all cricketing activity has been suspended since March. While the ODI series against South Africa had to be postponed, the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has also been put on hold indefinitely.
There is rising speculation that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) may be held in October-November in case the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia gets postponed. However, former Australian skipper Allan Border has stated that he would be disappointment is something on the above lines actually transpires.
After news reports of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 being postponed further in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday officially confirmed that the tournament has been suspended indefinitely. The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the lockdown in the country will continue till May 3.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, reportedly told the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises that this year’s edition has been "postponed indefinitely". The report came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially extended the lockdown in the country over the Coronavirus pandemic to May 3.
Former England captain Andrew Strauss had finally opened up about the Kevin Pietersen controversy during his reign as skipper that eventually led to the sacking of the latter. After earning a recall, Pietersen was dropped on disciplinary grounds after England, later led by Alastair Cook, were thrashed 5-0 in 2013-14 Ashes, never to play for the country again.
In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak causing panic across the globe, a new report has now emerged claiming Cricket Australia may advice Australian players to forego their lucrative IPL contracts. The 2020 edition of the IPL has already been postponed from March 29 to April 15 following the rise of COVID --19.