BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal gave a statement about the IPL trade window. He said that BCCI is not thinking about the IPL schedule. He said that the action will be taken on IPL when cricket will start again.
IPL 2020 had to start from 29 March 2020 but due to coronavirus, it was suspended for the 15 days. But when Lockdown was extended for 21 days then BCCI suspended the IPL for an indefinite time.
All over the world is in lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic. Tokyo 2020 Olympic has been extended for a year. Now, the IPL trade window is not available for April and May. It is the first time after 2008 when this trade window of the cricket calendar has gone empty.
While talking with Sydney Morning Herald Arun Dhumal said, ” we haven’t plan anything for IPL. we can’t think of withdrawing IPL.”
Arun said, ” Players have to come from other countries. Will they be ready to come and stay alone for the two weeks. After that, will they play in IPL, we don’t know about this. In this situation, How can we think about IPL? All this is thought by the media. So far nothing has been thought about the IPL.”
He said, ‘Once things are clear, only then will we be able to go back to the drawing board and think of starting cricket again. ”
While talking about the T20 world cup 2020, He questioned that ” will elite players be ready to play in this big tournament in the October window. Will you let the players down to play directly in the World Cup without any training. This will be the decision of each board. But it is very difficult.”