Michael Vaughan requests five weeks of IPL in September

LONDON: former England captain Michael Vaughan feels a shortened five weeks Indian Premier League Before the ICC World T20 in October and November it could be a viable solution if the current situation, following the COVID-19 pandemic, is under control by then.

As of now, India has more than 2000 positive cases of new coronaviruses with 50 deaths reported so far. India is currently under a 21-day blockade with almost 50,000 people who have already lost their lives worldwide.

While IPL It has been postponed until April 15, there is very little chance of a tournament shortened in May, as normality could take months to return.

Here's a thought .. The IPL is played for the 5 weeks leading up to the T20 World Cup in Oz .. all players use it as the great warm up for the WC .. then the WC happens .. So important for the game that the IPL takes place but also the WC, Vaughan tweeted.

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However if one goes by Vaughan's suggestion, it would mean that he is expecting IPL in the September window in the lead upto the World T20 which begins in Australia on October 18.

In September, India is supposed to play the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates, which will be organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board. After the Asian Cup, England is supposed to come to India to play three ODIs and three T20Is.

September is the time when there are monsoons in India. Mumbai will be underwater, there could be constant rains in Chennai. It is a decision that cannot be made so lightly, said a senior. BCCI Official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

There is a suggestion to do away with the ICC World T20 in October-November and hand that slot to the BCCI for conducting of IPL but sources in ICC as well as BCCI feels that it's too premature to comment at the moment.

You don't know the situation tomorrow. Let there be a sign that the curve is flattening and normalcy can return. That's when you start discussing options, the BCCI source said.