Team India pacer Mohammed Shami is also not sure about the future of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL 2020 which was earlier scheduled to start from 29th March, has now been postponed indefinitely in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The unprecedented virus has put all the entertainment, including sports into a halt. As if now no permanent medication has been found to cure the disease, people are following social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also had to decide to postpone the league for players as well as public safety. Also, they had to follow the government’s lockdown guidelines which strictly disagree with travelling and large gatherings.
Mohammed Shami’s thought on IPL’s Future:
There are speculations that IPL 2020 might be hosted later this year, but the pacer doesn’t think so. As per Shami, the IPL will not be possible this year because of the T20 World Cup 2020, which is scheduled in October.
“I don’t think there will be time left to hold the IPL because the (T20) World Cup is also there and everything has stopped. IPL will have to be re-scheduled but looking at the current scenario, I don’t think the IPL will be possible,” Shami told India Today’s Sports Editor Vikrant Gupta.
With the situation being out of control, no fixed dates can be set to host the cash-rich league. BCCI will take any further steps post-COVID-19 and will have to discuss with the ICC for the postponement of the T20 World Cup 2020.
Meanwhile, recently, Shami had revealed in the live chat with Rohit that he thought thrice to commit suicide, but his family and friends helped him to cope up with the situation.