Due to the growing cases of COVID-19 in India, the upcoming IPL season might be cut shorter than the usual timeline.
One of the owners of the Rajasthan Royals, Manoj Badale disclosed that they have discussed what might happen for the 2020 edition of the IPL. The franchise owners entertained the idea of having the IPL played behind closed doors. However, until now, there are still no clear decisions on the schedule and plans for the league.
A number of the franchise owners are anticipating for the IPL to take place in June, but Badale is uncertain and predicts that it might not push through in the next few months.
Badale mentioned that it is possible for the IPL to be shortened this year. He also added that he prefers another form of the IPL for this year wherein matches will only be played between Indian players, without the overseas players. This is due to the fact that travelling bans have been imposed all over the world.
In an interview, Badale said, ‘In India, the COVID phenomenon has only really just landed so when we have our owners' conference calls, there's still an expectation that there may be a way of the games being played in June’.
Rajasthan Royals is one of the franchise teams for the Indian Premier League. So far, the team has only won the tournament once during the inaugural season in 2008.
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