BCCI may have postponed the start of IPL 2020 for an indefinite period but a number of foreign stars have already confirmed their participation in the tournament. Joining the list is Australia’s white-ball wicketkeeper Alex Carey, who was bought by Delhi Capitals (DC) for Rs 2.4 crore. In an interview with Cricket.com.au, Carey confirmed his participation in the tournament but also doubted if the IPL will take place.
“At this stage it’s looking likely that might not go ahead. It would be nice to be in Delhi playing cricket – it was my first time selected to be part of the IPL. I’m still really positive. I’m sure the world will move in the way we want it to, and there’s still that hope later in the season the IPL will go ahead and the (men’s T20) World Cup (scheduled for Australia), but we’ll wait and see. I look at it as I’m healthy, safe, and getting to spend a lot of time with my family. It was a big couple of years on the cricket field, so to have to spend time at home is quite nice,” he said.
It was for the first time that Carey drew an IPL bid. Rishabh Pant’s presence would have seen him spend the most time on the bench but he would have got a chance to work with Ricky Ponting, Delhi’s head coach, once again.
In IPL 2020 auction, Carey drew multiple bids from Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals before DC made just one bid to acquire his services. Carey has 1621 runs in 74 T20s he has played so far.