There’s no doubting that the Indian Premier League remains one of the most anticipated cricketing tournaments in the calendar year across the world. Be it the quality of the teams, the competitiveness, fan-based atmosphere in the stadium or even social media engagement. With the dark clouds looming large over the 13th edition of the league, England and Rajasthan Royals wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler said that it’s a shame that a tournament of the stature of IPL is unable to proceed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Buttler admitted that like most of the others in the cricketing spectrum, he doesn’t have much clue as to when can the new season of the T20 league start. With the world yet to get its grip over COVID-19 spread, it can’t really be said whether IPL will happen or be called off entirely.
“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,” Buttler said.
Speaking of the importance of the tournament, the Englishman said that IPL holds great value in the cricketing universe where the revenue involved is absolutely massive. He further pointed out that it’s shame that the tournament isn’t able to go ahead as per its schedule.