Aaron Finch, Australian white-ball captain has reckoned that there will be compromises by the stakeholders as they aim to get cricket back on the landscape.
The sport has been brought to a grinding halt due to the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. A plethora of tournaments have already been postponed and with the ICC T20 World Cup is set to follow suit, it might just open a window for the IPL.
Former Australian cricketers including Ian Chappell have urged Cricket Australia to not allow its contracted players to participate in the IPL. But with the Indian tour of Australia being very important for CA, it is unlikely that they tread down that path.
“It will get to a point, not just for IPL but for all cricket, there’ll be a compromise from a lot of different stakeholders – organizations, countries, players, the ICC – to get cricket back and countries thriving again,” Aaron Finch was quoted as saying by WA Today.
He added: “I think the ICC are meeting next week to start discussing the FTP (Future Tours Program) again. The next couple of weeks we’ll have more idea what that looks like, what compromises will be made for different tournaments and countries”
Aaron Finch excited at the prospect of cricket making its return in the upcoming days
Finch reckoned that while everyone is working together to get the best possible outcome, Australia, like other countries will have to compromise in certain situations.
“Everyone working together to get the best result for everyone. Some situations where it’s not ideal for Australia we have to compromise and give. It will be one big effort, I think.
“With India coming out here this summer, Kevin Roberts (CA CEO) said it was a nine out of 10 (chance). I think there will be give and take in a lot of different things like that.”Aaron Finch said.
He also expressed his excitement at the prospect of cricket making a comeback in the upcoming days.
“I’d be super excited to get any cricket back – if it’s international cricket all the better. If it’s done really well with the quarantine bubble and regular testing I don’t see it being an issue. I’d be keen to get back playing as soon as possible.” he added.
Aaron Finch’s Australia last played an international game in March behind closed doors against New Zealand post which the series was called off due to COVID-19.