SYDNEY: Australian opener David Warner is “very sure and positive” that he and other Australian players will be able to play the IPL if the T20 World Cup is postponed in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
Though Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings has said that it is a bit ‘unrealistic’ to host the 16-team tournament in October-November, the ICC has yet to decide on the fate of the event and is expected to do so next month.
“If the World Cup can’t go ahead, then I am very sure and positive that we will be able to come and play in the IPL if that replaces the World Cup schedule,” Warner was quoted as saying by India Today.
“If that permits us from Cricket Australia giving the go-ahead to go over there, I am sure we will put our hands up and come and play cricket which at the end of the day is what we love.”
The southpaw himself had said earlier that hosting the T20 World Cup would be a tough ask considering the the number of teams involved.
He said everybody is waiting for ICC’s decision on the matter.
“Look, there has been a lot of talk about the T20 World Cup being postponed, the challenges around getting every single nation that participates in the World Cup into Australia, given the fact that we have the quarantine for 14 days.