'To play in IPL is always an amazing thing' - Kane Williamson awaiting further details before making a final decision

‘To play in IPL is always an amazing thing’ – Kane Williamson awaiting further details before making a final decision

The BCCI has still not clarified whether spectators will be allowed to come or not and what all rules will be different as per the 'New Normal'.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. (Photo Source: IANS)

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said that he is looking forward to playing in the IPL 2020, mentioning that he is awaiting more details to come across as COVID-19 outbreak is still on its peak around the globe.

The much-awaited IPL 2020 was supposed to be played from March 29th earlier this year but was postponed as the countrywide lockdown was placed by the central government. Rising tension from COVID-19 made sure that the IPL did not happen during the summer window. But the recent postponement of T20 World Cup in Australia has now paved way for the BCCI to conduct the cash-rich league during that period.

“Like I said, considering what it actually looks like where it is and all the details that come with it, to play in the IPL is always an amazing thing so, absolutely, it will be great to play in it and be a part of it. But there’s a lot of details to come through before any final decisions will be made. It will be nice to know more,” Kane Williamson, who captained Sunrisers Hyderabad in last season of IPL, told ESPN Cricinfo.

The situation in India is not good enough for IPL to be played at home. Hence, UAE has been identified as the destination where the same will be organized, as mentioned by the BCCI officials.

There’s hope for the IPL to go ahead: Kane Williamson

It will interesting to see how teams adjust their combination according to the change in conditions as the playing conditions in UAE are quite different as compared to India. Spinners could play a major role in IPL 2020 as compared to earlier seasons.

“[There’s] nothing concrete, with the postponement [of the T20 World Cup] announced only a day or two ago, no doubt there’s a lot of organizing that needs to be done or any sort of decision is made, and I guess they are wanting to make sure that things are planned before speaking to players with any certainty.

Like a lot of things, even with the season ahead, there’s a lot of speculation and hope for a lot of cricket, much like there’s hope for the IPL to go ahead. But at this point in time, it’s sort of coming back after a break, easing back into cricket and hope that these things will happen,” Williamson further said.

The BCCI has still not clarified whether spectators will be allowed to come or not and what all rules will be different as per the ‘New Normal’.

The length of the tournament is expected to remain same however the number of days have been reduced which will make the number of daily matches to increase. It will be interesting to see how foreign players including Williamson will maintain their fitness after returning such long break.