David Warner. (Source: BCCI)

The COVID-19 outburst in the world has brought the sporting events to a standstill. A number of tournaments and bilateral ties were canceled amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Subsequently, the Indian Premier League (IPL) was initially postponed till April 14 and then for an indefinite time. Though, there are reports that the cash-rich league might start in the month of September.

The World T20 which was scheduled to take place at the end of the year in Australia is also under dark clouds.

Australia opener David Warner has said that he is pretty sure of playing the IPL if the World T20 is postponed.

“…and if it is unlikely if the World Cup can’t go ahead, then I am very sure and positive that we will be able to come and play in the IPL if that replaces the World Cup schedule,” Warner was quoted as saying by ‘India Today’.

Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad to title win after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016 edition.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka is also planning to begin an IPL-kind of league in August. The SLC had earlier also proposed to host IPL.

The T20-format tournament, Lankan premier league would take place in August with foreign presence.

The island country is one of the least affected countries by the COVID-19 outburst. They have reported less than 2,000 positive cases and 11 deaths.


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