Players like Devdutt Padikkal and Chetan Sakariya, who had impressed in the domestic circuit, got a national selection boost due to IPL and will be off to Sri Lanka in July to represent India.
Even though the ending of the IPL and the beginning of the T20 World Cup will be just three days apart, both the ICC and BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla have assured that would not be a problem.
Oman’s capital Muscat has been considered as an option for holding the first leg of the tournament since the pitches at the UAE grounds would need some rest after 31 IPL games.
After BCCI put out a request to let cricketers’ families accompany them to England, the UK government allowed the same; meanwhile, the WTC final has been exempted from standard Covid-19 protocols.
Close to 40 Australians, including players, coaches, officials and commentators were part of the IPL bandwagon before the league was halted on May 4 after COVID-19 breached its bio-bubble.
The tall lanky pacer from Kiwiland plays for RCB in the IPL but The tournament was suspended after multiple cases of COVID-19 were found in its bio-bubble.
On Saturday’s SGM, it was decided that president Sourav Ganguly would request ICC to grant some more time to the BCCI before they take a final decision over the T20 World Cup.
In the Special General Meeting held virtually, Board took a call on organising the suspended IPL-14 in the UAE and also discussed tax exemption for the 2021 T20 World Cup in India.
Ashwin took to Twitter in late April to announce that he would take a break from the tournament since his family members were Covid positive, he had planned to come back but the tournament got postponed.
From finding a window for suspended IPL 2021 to taking a call on hosting the ICC T20 World Cup, BCCI has plenty of agendas on its plate going into the SGM on Saturday.