The IPL can take place without a crowd, the T20 World Cup cannot: Glenn Maxwell
MELBOURNE: Australian off-road Glenn Maxwell create a reprogrammed IPL can be done behind closed doors, but it will be difficult to justify the next T20 World Cup no fans cheering from the stands.
Both the 13th IPL and T20 World Cup are uncertain at the moment with the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than one lakh people globally.
One of the options for BCCI is to host the IPL in the October-November window if the ICC decides to postpone the T20 World Cup (October 18-November 15). There has also been talks of conducting the tournaments behind closed doors.
One of the T20 stalwarts Cricket , Maxwell feels if crowds weren't possible for either of the two events, the IPL would be a better option to go ahead.
"... it's going to be hard for us to have crowds. I think if IPL goes ahead they can probably survive without any crowds, but I can't see the T20 World Cup surviving without any people there," Maxwell told ABC Grandstand.
It will be difficult for us to justify having a World Cup when we cannot get people to the field. Therefore, I cannot see it happening in the near future. We have to take care of the health and well-being of everyone. .
IPL, which was deferred till April 14, is headed towards an indefinite postponement as India braced for a lockdown extension to contain the rapidly-spreading coronavirus .
The T20 World Cup , on the other hand, is scheduled to be held Down Under in October-November but it all depends on how the coronavirus is contained by Australia and other nations.
The deadly disease has brought all sports activities, including Cricket , to a halt across the globe