‘It’s a big shame that it’s not going ahead’ – Jos Buttler reacts on the current state of IPL 2020
Buttler was all set to play for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020 alongside some big players like Steve Smith, and Ben Stokes.
Published - Apr 7, 2020 2:57 pm | Updated - Apr 7, 2020 5:23 pm
IPL 2020 was scheduled to get kicked off from 29th of March. However, due to coronavirus pandemic, BCCI was forced to postpone the tournament to mid-April. Meanwhile, the chances are high that either it will get abandoned or postponed to the future until the situation comes under control.
It is certainly a piece of sad news for cricket fans and players. Now, Jos Buttler, the wicketkeeper-batsman from England has said that it is a shame that the tournament cannot be held at the moment.
The cash-rich league came into the scene back in 2008. Since then the tournament is organized every year without much delay in the month of March-April and May. However, the tournament is on the verge of getting postponed or called off in the wake of the pandemic.
Jos Buttler upset about the uncertainty around IPL 2020
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler, the wicketkeeper-batsman from England has said that he doesn’t know much about what discussions are going between the officials and management. At the moment, there is no accurate data available as on when the things will come back to normal. Hence, it is difficult to decide if IPL 2020 can be organized this year or not.
The 29-year-old recited that IPL is a big tournament. Moreover, the revenue associated with the cash-rich league is also quite massive. The league is quite important as far as cricket is concerned and so, it is a big shame that the tournament might get cancelled or pushed to future. Jos Buttler was all set to play for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020 alongside some big players like Steve Smith, and Ben Stokes.
“I don’t know any more than you know about when IPL would be played or people talking about whether it can be pushed back. At the moment, everything is quite indefinite as no one knows how long it will last. So it can’t be decided at the moment when it could or could not happen.
“As for the stature of the tournament, it’s a massive, massive tournament. Revenue that is involved in IPL is massive. It is a very important competition to cricket and it’s a big shame that it’s not going ahead or whether it does have the way to push it in the schedule and allow it,” Buttler said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.