The year 2020 was supposed to be a cracker jack of a year for the cricket fans as the world cup for the shortest format of the game was scheduled to take place in October later this year in Australia. If the world cup takes place as planned, it will be the first T20I world cup in 4 years.
The Indian premier league is one tournament that happens every year and brings utmost entertainment to the cricket fans all around the world with some scintillating action but the whereabouts of the IPL for this year is still unknown due to the covid-19.
Although the possibility of the resumption of cricket looks bleak at the moment, it has to be decided beforehand as to which tournament should be prioritized when the time comes for some cricket action. The England board have decided to start a training camp as they are awaiting the arrival of West Indies and Pakistan in July and August.
The current Indian coach Ravi Shastri has said that he would want IPL to go ahead as planned rather than the T20I world cup as it will be easy to maintain the logistics when compared to a global tournament
When cricket resumes, we could give the IPL a priority. The difference between an international tournament and the IPL is that the IPL can be played between one or two cities and the logistics will be easier to manage.
The veteran cricketer also went on to add that global tournaments will have a lots of teams participating which will not suit the present scenario as the bilaterals involve limited amount of resources.
The same thing with bilaterals – it’ll be easier for us to tour one country and play there at specific grounds than 15-16 teams flying in during these times. The ICC needs to look at this objectively