New Delhi: With Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings stating that hosting the T20 World Cup at the end of the year looks 'unrealistic amid the coronavirus pandemic, it has also put the three-match T20I series between India and Australia scheduled to be played on October 11, 14 and 17 under the scanner. With an eye on the IPL, the BCCI is optimistic that a rescheduling of the T20 series wont be an issue.
Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said on Tuesday that if the T20 World Cup is indeed scrapped, the board will surely look to use that window to host the Indian Premier League and the three-match series against Australia can be planned in a way that it comes either prior to the Test series against the Aussies or after the ODIs.
"If the T20 World Cup is scrapped, as it increasingly looks as if it will, then travelling to Australia in October would not be practical and we can visit them post the IPL, if the IPL season indeed happens during that period.
"If the IPL was not to take place then it would impact the FTP as far as India is concerned as the BCCI will have to ensure revenues to ensure that the domestic players earn money this year. This is only the scenario pertaining to India. The other boards also have their issues. The indecision at the ICC is costing the ICC members at the moment," he pointed.
Interestingly, while the ICC has time and again spoken about planning to hold the showpiece event as per schedule, CA Chairman Eddings once again on Tuesday pointed that the tournament looks highly unlikely to take place in the current scenario. IANS