Attracted by the big money contract, Australian cricketer Pat Cummins has said that if T20 World Cup 2020 would be postponed due to global pandemic of Coronavieus than Indian Premier League could fill the void left.
T20 World Cup is scheduled in Australia in October. However start is looking increasingly unlikely amid virus-related travel restrictions.
“If that opens up a window I think the IPL would be a great fit,” Cummins told media in Sydney.
He hoped T20 World Cup goes ahead as fans would want that.
“You have millions and millions of people watching that tournament around the world… potentially even more after a long break off cricket,” he said.
“There´s a lot of reasons why I would want it to go ahead but the main one is it´s a great tournament.”
The coronavirus forced the cash rich IPL to postpone its March 29 start date and organisers were already reportedly eyeing a return around October.
Cummins said he was eager to return to play after nearly a ten-week break from the sport.
“I´m just about ready to get back into it and ready for that next tour,” he said.
A decision on whether to postpone the World Cup could come from Thursday´s ICC board meeting over concerns of flying 16 teams into Australia during the crisis.