As the novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the world into a standstill, all the sporting events have cancelled for the time being. The 13th edition of Indian Premier League is no less. This was earlier scheduled to begin from March 29 but the BCCI postponed it until April 15 amid this situation and they are looking a second window for this league in October-November this year but this can only take place if ICC cancels this year’s ICC T20 World Cup.
However, Australian pace spearhead Pat Cummins would like to play in the T20 World Cup at home over IPL where he would enter as the costliest foreign buy. Cummins became the most expensive foreign buy in the cash-rich league’s auction in December when Kolkata Knight Riders bought him with a whopping Rs 15.50 crore for his services.
"The T20 World Cup is something we've spoken about for the best part of two or three years. The (ODI) World Cup in 2015, that was absolutely a career highlight for me and I wasn't even playing in the final. I'd love to see that go ahead," Pat Cummins was quoted as saying by the 'Australian Associated Press'.
He further added, "That's probably the big tournament this year for international cricket ... I'd love for that to happen in a perfect world and if I was to be really greedy, I'd love for the IPL to happen as well."
However, there is a still question mark on the future of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League yet after it was postponed to April 15 amid this situation. With coronavirus cases continuing to increase globally, it is unlikely the league will be played anytime soon. Moreover, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that the IPL should be played behind the closed dorrs since not only the players but also many people are attached with the league and it should take place before the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to take place in October-November.