Srinagar: England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler said that it is a big shame that Indian Premier League (IPL) isn’t going ahead as the tournament has come to a standstill due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The mega league was set to go ahead from March 29 but with growing fear of COVID-19, it was postponed to April 15. As the cases are increasing across India, the event is unlikely to start anytime soon.
Expressing cocnern, Buttler said, “As for the stature of the tournament, it’s a massive, massive tournament. Revenue that is involved in IPL is massive. It is a very important competition to cricket and it’s a big shame that it’s not going ahead or whether it does have the way to push it in the schedule and allow it,”
“I don’t know any more than you know about when IPL would be played or people talking about whether it can be pushed back. At the moment, everything is quite indefinite as no one knows how long it will last. So it can’t be decided at the moment when it could or could not happen,” Buttler was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.