Indian Cricket Team is all set to face quarantine in order to save their revenue-generating test series against Australia later this year, however, the schedule of ICC T20 World Cup can be disrupted.
Under the circumstances created by the Coronavirus and being influenced by its rules impacting the cricket, Men in Blue will be going under isolation for two weeks to salvage their test series against Australia.
Australia as well needs to generate higher revenues and profits from the test series as the board has already suffered a lot and cancelation of the World Cup might cause even more money deficiency.
India Cricket Team ready to serve quarantine for tests vs Australia
Both teams will be making sacrifices to save the test series later this year.
“There is no choice -– everyone will have to do that (quarantine). You would want to resume the cricket,” Dhumal told Fairfax newspapers. “Two weeks is not that long a lockdown.”
Revenues mean so much to Australia that amidst the situation, they have proposed a fifth test as well. The fifth test will be considered as one-off test which will be played against Afghanistan in November most probably.
Dhumal thinks that the India board will be preferring shorter formats cricket so they can generate a surplus amount of money through that.
“They will want to have revenue and revenue most likely will come from ODIs or T20s much more than a Test match,” he said.
He also questioned whether elite players would be ready for the October tournament.
“They will have been out of cricket for a long time. Would you want to be without training for that long and straight away go and play [the] World Cup?” he asked. “That is a call every board has to take. It seems to be difficult,” he added.