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IPL postponed indefinitely
Michael Vaughan reckoned it was a right decision to postpone ongoing 14th edition of Indian Premier League due to the rise of COVID-19 in India. He also said IPL could be resumed after this tough time maybe in September.
“The Board got an enormous confidence boost after conducting the Test, T20I and ODI series against England at three venues smoothly. The IPL, though, was a far bigger challenge with more teams, personnel and venues at play; but the BCCI felt that it had the infrastructure to pull it off. However, they couldn’t anticipate that the situation would worsen so much in the next 20-odd days from the start of IPL.” A BCCI source said.
The travel arrangement was objectively the biggest setback for this year’s IPL.
“In hindsight, it should have been the right thing to do. The biggest flaw in this year’s IPL is the travel arrangements. In the UAE, we were traveling to and fro our bases and were cooped up in the same hotel. There was a routine. Here, we are changing cities, we don’t know whether the pilots and flight attendants have quarantined or not, the food quality on flights, etc. The caravan idea just doesn’t work,” the source said.
Warner lost his captaincy
Sunrisers Hyderabad did not have had a decent season as they constantly lost several games before IPL was postponed. David Warner-led side lost many games in a very close encounter and ended up on losing side on six occasions out of seven.
Just a day prior to their match against RR, SRH management played a ridiculous move removing Warner from the Playing XI on an unfounded theory.
The Axing probably was not a good sign from any perspective. On asking Brad Haddin about Davey’s reaction, he said, “he(warner) tackled it with class, it was a difficult situation but he handled it very well and it was all class behavior from David Warner”.