Australia vs West Indies Series Postponed; Both Team Players To Be Available For IPL

The T20I series between Australia and West Indies has been postponed. The series was scheduled to get underway in October. It included three T20Is to run from October 4 to 9th of that month. It was supposed to act as a preparation for the 2020 T20 World Cup which was originally scheduled to take place in October.

However, with the 2020 T20 World Cup postponed to next year, Cricket Australia has now decided to postpone the series and cleared that it will take place in either 2021 or 2022. Both the team have mutually agreed to postpone the series.

Australia vs West Indies Series Postponed; Both Team Players To Be Available For IPL
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“In light of this development, and given the preference to host the warm-up three-match T20 series against the West Indies to coincide with the rescheduled T20 World Cup in Australia (which will take place in either 2021 or 2022), it has been agreed to postpone the matches,” CA said in a statement.

With their T20I series being postponed, it also opens door for their players to participate in the IPL 2020 which is slated to get underway in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Australia players including Steve Smith and Pat Cummins were always keen on being a part of the lucrative tournament.

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Mumbai Indians will put their title on defense in IPL 2020. The side has won the lucrative tournament in the year — 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 — under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.

IPL 2020 will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed after the global governing council postponed the 2020 T20 World Cup to next year. IPL 2020 will run from September to November.