IPL 2020 Without Crowd Can Be Conducted, But Not The T20 World Cup: Maxwell

Publish On: 13 Apr, 2020 12:21 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

MELBOURNE: Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell feels a rescheduled Indian Premier League (IPL) could be conducted behind closed doors but it won't be easy to organise a T20 World Cup without fans.

"it's going to be hard for us to gather crowds. I believe if IPL goes ahead they will probably survive with no crowds, but I can not see the T20 World Cup surviving with no people there," Maxwell told ABC Grandstand.

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"It's going to be hard for us to justify having a World Cup once we can't get people into the grounds. So I can not see it happening in the near future. we have got to take the utmost care of everyone''s health and wellbeing."

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has admitted that the possibilities of the 2020 season of the IPL starting any time soon is bleak.

With the number of coronavirus infections and deaths continuing to rise, numerous states all over the country have extended the lockdown which was initially speculated to end on April 15 -- the same date that IPL 2020 was postponed after the BCCI deemed that it might not be possible to begin on March 29.

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The T20 World Cup, on the opposite hand, is scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November.