As the ICC postponed this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia owing to the coronavirus pandemic, it has opened the window for the 2020 Indian Premier League. The cash-rich league will take place in UAE and according to a report in the Times of India, the BCCI has chosen September 26-November 8 as the tentative dates for the league.
However, New Zealand speedster Trent Boult is not sure whether he will take part in the IPL this year or not due to the COVID-19 outbreak and he is waiting to take a call as well.
"I've heard lots of whispers that it happening in this or that window, that it's happening in (New Zealand), things seem to be changing almost every week but it's just one of those things that I will have to let unfold,” Boult was quoted as saying by tvnz.co.nz
Mumbai Indians have bought Trent Boult and he is one of six New Zealander players signed by the IPL franchise. While Jimmy Neesham and pacer Lockie Ferguson are with the Kolkata Knight Riders, Kane Williamson plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mitchell Santner plays for Chennai Super Kings.
"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," he said.
He further concluded, "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."
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