Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum recently shared that if the ICC T20 World Cup -- which is scheduled to take place in Australia later this year - is pushed back till next year, it could open up a window for the 13th edition of Indian Premier League to take place.
He also feels that hosting a World Cup in Australia could be risky amid this crunch situation of coronavirus pandemic. On the other hand, 2020 IPL has also been postponed for the indefinite time period by the BCCI because of the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
"As a punter, if I were to put my final dollar on what the schedule would look like, it would be that the T20 World Cup has got to be at risk," McCullum said on the Sky Cricket podcast. "For Australia to move 16 international teams, plus all of their support staff and then broadcasters, seems a bridge too far."
"I can't see them playing the T20 World Cup behind closed doors either. There may be a window a bit later in the new year of 2021 which could then open up a window for the IPL," he added.
On the other hand, Australia ODI and T20I captain Aaron Finch had also said that postponing the mega event could be a possibility as of now.
"I think we might have to get our heads around a T20 World Cup that might be postponed for a month, two months, three months, whatever it has to be," Finch told SEN Radio. "But as long as we can get live sport up and running. Whether that's with crowds or not, I don't think that makes any difference to the players. We played one ODI against New Zealand with no crowd (and it) was really strange for first four or five overs, but then you got into your work.”