Former India left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra believes there’s a risk of the IPL happening within the final quarter of the 12 months, supplied the COVID-19 pandemic is introduced underneath management worldwide by the month of October.
The IPL 2020, which was scheduled to be performed from March 29, has been suspended until April 15 with no readability but on whether or not it will go forward in any respect.
“Even if the IPL doesn’t happen in August, (because) there are a lot of places in India that witness rains during that month and there are high chances that lots of matches will get cancelled,” Nehra informed on Star Sports 1 Hindi present ‘Cricket Connected’.
“If things go back to normal around the world by October, we’ll have a 100 per cent clearance,” he reckoned.
With the spike in coronavirus instances and deaths displaying no indicators of relenting the world over, there are slim probabilities of the IPL occurring this 12 months.
The lethal contagion has claimed almost 150 Indian lives aside from inflicting greater than 80,000 world deaths which has compelled international locations, together with India, to go underneath lockdown of their bid to flatten the curve.
Meanwhile, Nehra feels former star all-aounder Yuvraj Singh has all the time excelled whereas enjoying underneath Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy.
“Yuvraj has performed effectively underneath MS Dhoni, so far as I’ve seen Yuvraj’s profession, the best way he has batted in 2007 and 2008 onwards it has been impeccable and in 2011 we noticed how he braved his illness and performed brilliantly underneath Dhoni.
“I feel every player has their own choice of a favourite captain when they play for 16 years and Yuvraj played well under Dhoni according to me,” he mentioned.