Pat Cummins gives thumbs up to rumoured T20 World Cup – IPL 2020 swap

Written by Sumit Seth

A swap between the T20 World Cup and the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year is likely as the International Cricket Council (ICC) sits down for a meeting with the other member boards on Thursday. While those in the Indian cricketing fraternity are eager for the IPL to take place this year, even Australia pacer Pat Cummins has given thumbs up to the rumoured swap.

Cummins, who was roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a whopping INR 15.5 crore in the IPL 2020 auction, has said that he would welcome the move to see IPL taking place in the October window as the chances of T20 World Cup going ahead this year are fairly slim.

“That would be nice … the IPL would be a great fit,” Cummins told reporters here as quoted by “(It’s) T20, brings together the best players in the world… it would be great for cricket.

“You have millions and millions around the world watching that format and I’m sure this year could potentially be even more after a long break off cricket,” Cummins added.

“There’s a lot of reasons why I want it to go ahead, but the main one is it’s a great tournament,” asserted the 27-year old.

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