New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is excited to be a part in the IPL 2020, but he wants to learn the final decision about this tournament before making any final commitment.
IPL 2020 was originally scheduled from 29th March to 24th May 2020 but that tournament was entirely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was busy to find a new window in this calendar year to organise the 13th IPL.
On last Monday (20th July), the International Cricket Council (ICC) postponed the seventh edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which Australia would host between 18th October and 15th November 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. As this tournament has been postponed, the BCCI has got an open window and they are now busy to organise the IPL 2020 in this period.
It will be great to play in it and be a part of it: Kane Williamson about IPL 2020
Former Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain Kane Williamson is also eagerly waiting for the next IPL but he is also waiting for the final decisions about the 13th edition of the IPL.
According to ESPNcricinfo, Williamson said, “Considering what it actually looks like where it is and all the details that come with it, to play in the IPL is always an amazing thing so, absolutely, it will be great to play in it and be a part of it. But there’s a lot of details to come through before any final decisions will be made. It will be nice to know more.”
“There’s nothing concrete, with the postponement of the T20 World Cup announced only a day or two ago, no doubt there’s a lot of organising that needs to be done or any sort of decision is made, and I guess they are wanting to make sure that things are planned before speaking to players with any certainty.”
Recently, the IPL Governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel has hinted that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can host the IPL 2020 due to the struggling COVID-19 situation in entire India. The tournament can be organised between late September and early November 2020. However, nothing has been confirmed yet about this tournament.
Williamson continued, “In terms of the IPL as an isolated event, they’re looking at the best options to host it in a safe place where people can be quarantined much like you’re seeing with other sports around the world. As I said, there’s a lot of planning still to be done to make sure that happens and we only know what we know and that’s no different from what you’re hearing.”
Kane Williamson has already begun his training at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. While he is serving for the SRH since 2015, he is the third most run-scorer for this side as the right-handed batsman has scored 1302 runs in 41 matches with an average of 38.29 and strike-rate of 135.06, including 12 fifties.