Boult yet to take decision on playing in the IPL
New Zealand veteran pacer Trent Boult has admitted that he will only take a decision on his participation in the IPL after talking to the ‘right’ people, including his family after UAE has finalised as the venue for IPL 2020. Moreover, Boult has revealed that it is going to be a while before the crowds are back for cricket.
Although a draft decision on IPL has been taken by the BCCI, but the Indian government hasn’t cleared the permission due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Besides, there are many cricket playing countries beset with the ongoing pandemic.
Therefore, it would involve cricketers to travel across the world with a risk of contamination. Boult who has been Mumbai Indians’ newest addition to the family, admitted that he is yet to make his final decision on participating in the 2020 edition of the IPL. The Kiwi pacer also added that he will talk to the ‘right’ people before he made his mind.
“I’ll talk to the right people and then make that decision on what’s best for me, best for my cricket and obviously what’s best for my young family…there’s obviously a couple of other New Zealanders involved in that tournament – but it’s just going to have to be one of those ‘time will tell’ kind of things,” Boult was quoted as saying by new Zealand portal One News.
Beside Boult there are more six Kiwi players to feature in the league. Jimmy Neesham, Lockie Ferguson, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner and Mitchell McClenaghan will be played on the IPL. However, even if the IPL is scheduled to be played in the UAE, it is still unclear whether the government would allow spectators.
“I want to be out there playing and doing the things that I know how to do …but it still looks like it’s going to be a wee while before crowds are screaming at us and being right behind us but I can’t wait as it’s been a long time between overs – no-one wants to be stuck inside a tent in the middle of winter training,” Boult added.