Michael Holding, the well-known commentator, thinks that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) sustain all rights to hold the Indian Premier League in case if the T20 World Cup 2020 gets canceled amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
BCCI have all rights to host IPL if T20 World Cup gets canceled: Michael Holding
It is to be noted that Australia have almost ended the lockdown but during the earlier tenure, they have decided to close the borders till September to avoid rising cases of the Coronavirus. Michael Holding thinks it is Australia’s allowance of entrance to the borders that will deprive ICC holding the T20 World cup, not because BCCI wants to hold IPL.
“I don’t think ICC is delaying the T20 World Cup because they are making space for the IPL. It’s the Australian government’s law where they are not allowing any visitors into the country before a specific date,” Holding said during an Insta live session.
Going ahead, Michael thinks BCCI have got all the rights to organizer their cash-rich league in case if the T20 World Cup gets postponed. As the empty window will be available in October-November if the World Cup gets postponed, it is the board’s right to go ahead with their league.
“But if there is no T20 World Cup, the BCCI has all rights to go ahead and organize a domestic tournament because there’s a space. If they are encroaching on other people’s tournament, you could say okay,” added the cricketer-turned-commentator.