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Australia’s flamboyant opener, David Warner has said that he is confident of playing in the IPL if the ICC T20 World Cup gets postponed. The ICC T20 World Cup 2020 is scheduled to take place during October and November this year in Australia.
However, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been talks about the postponement of the tournament with the hosts themselves denying the tournament’s implementation. There have also been talks of IPL 2020 taking place in the same window and now David Warner has said that he’ll definitely play in the IPL.
David Warner is ‘very sure and positive’ that he and other Australian players will be able to play the IPL if the T20 World Cup is postponed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
David Warner Opens Up On Playing In The IPL
“…and if it is unlikely if the World Cup can’t go ahead, then I am very sure and positive that we will be able to come and play in the IPL if that replaces the World Cup schedule,” Warner was quoted as saying by ‘India Today’.
“If that permits us from Cricket Australia giving the go-ahead to go over there, I am sure we will put our hands up and come and play cricket which at the end of the day is what we love.”
Speculations Intensify Over IPL 2020 Future
IPL 2020 was scheduled to start from March 29, but due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI postponed it until April 15. As the nationwide lockdown extended in India, BCCI suspended IPL 2020 Indefinitely. Now, with the situation worsening, it seems a huge possibility that IPL stands nothing but cancelled this year.
On April 10, latest reports suggested that the BCCI is probing into the July window to conduct the IPL and it could take place behind closed doors. However, all hopes once again vanished as the BCCI suspended the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 indefinitely in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. With COVID-19 victims toll rising in India, cricket returning to India seems a possibility far from reality.