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BCCI leaves Australian cricket with massive headache with IPL schedule


The Indian Premier League (IPL) is finally confirmed from the government, that the most awaited tournament will start in the United Arab Emirates in September. As India is having a increase in number of corona patients therefore it’s going to held held outside India. This is the third time that the w tournament has had to be held outside India.

Meanwhile, the tournament will start on September 19 and the final will be on November 10. Therefore, it will almost certainly clash with Australia’s domestic season which leaves a headache for Australia. Players involved in the IPL require a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their national cricket board to play therefore it leaves a choice for the board as it clashing with the fixture.

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Australia coach Justin Langer said the country had a responsibility to look out for the global interests of the game, rather than focusing sole on its own backyard last month during an interaction.

“I hear a different story about the IPL’s plans every few days,” Langer told The Daily Telegraph. “It varies. So until there’s some clarity and we can work out how it affects the domestic season, how it affects our players, how it works with quarantine … there’s a lot of considerations here.

“But if we want India to come out to Australia, which is going to be very important to get the summer up and running … it’s not a normal world we live in and we’ll look for win-win situations.”

Besides this BCCI also planed for women’s T20 world cup which will see it directly collide with the WBBL, the world’s premiere women’s T20 tournament. The tournament is scheduled to be played between October 17 and November 29.

It’s a scheduling clash certain to cause headaches for players around the world, with Australia star Alyssa Healy pointing out it was bad for both tournaments and the game itself.

— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) August 2, 2020

So the Indian players who’ve already signed wbbl contracts will do what? And all the international marquee players that will be in aus for wbbl? Good luck with it…..

 

— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) August 2, 2020

Our tournament is set and prepared. There won’t be any understanding. Fairly sure players will abide by their contractual agreements in Aus. Especially considering it’ll be leading into finals.

 

— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) August 2, 2020

And how sad that would be for our game considering how fantastic the wbbl is for the internationals who play in it (and for us). Would be a sad move for our sport.

 

— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) August 2, 2020

Agree. If true, it’s a shame… while the game continues to grow, premier domestic competitions do not need to compete against each other. They can be used to showcase the game and support its development around the world.

 

— Rachael Haynes (@RachaelHaynes) August 2, 2020

BCCI secretary Jay Shah said shifting the IPL to the United Arab Emirates was the only logical thing to do given India’s current struggles with the pandemic.

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