IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel said that they are ready to go ahead with this year’s edition in September-October window but are waiting for the ICC’s decision on the T20 World Cup.
The IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel has said that they are ready to hold the 2020 edition of the IPL & are waiting for the International Cricket Councils’ (ICC) decision on the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be played from October 18 to November 15 in Australia this year. Yes, we are ready to go with IPL in September-October window, everything is planned and ready. Will have to follow the guidelines and SOPs, for medical and other things,” Patel told the media portal.
“Can’t say as of now that whether the crowd will be there or not. We will have to see the situation at that time but yes we are ready to hold IPL this year with or without crowd… We are waiting for the announcement from ICC on T20 World Cup. If it is not happening, we can hold IPL,” Brijesh Patel added.
Delaying the decision on the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup & the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 until next month, the ICC on Wednesday said that it will continue to explore a “number of contingency plans” regarding the future of these events.
Talking about the structure & format of IPL, Brijesh Patel said that they want to go with a full-fledged format of the IPL but will see the situation & take a call accordingly.