Last Update on: March 18th, 2020 at 12:39 am
The Coronavirus outbreak has hogged the limelight of several events all around the globe. With major sporting events with regards to cricket stood either suspended or cancelled, the Pakistan Super League went about their business. The authorities decided to shorten the length of the 2020 edition but decided to continue with the tournament. But the increasing cases in Pakistan forced the PCB also to reschedule the knockout stages of the competition after the group stages were done and dusted. Nevertheless, Ravi Bopara has come up with an interesting solution to determine the champions.
Along with the PSL 2020, the Sheffield Shield final in Australia was also called off. Due to the cancellation, New South Wales were crowned champions of the first-class competition, having taken a 12-point lead during the regular season. The former English batsman, who featured for Multan Sultans in the recently concluded edition of PSL took to Twitter to recommend a cheeky resolution to decide the holder of the trophy.
Ravi Bopara’s take on the criteria to be implemented for the winners:
Bopara stated that the oldest average age team in the competition should take the trophy in cases like these. It was a solution crafted to increase the chances of an ageing Multan outfit. Even though Bopara’s outfit reached the final, Lahore Qalanders beat them in their last group game on Sunday.
Ironically, it was Lahore’s squad which was elderly on this occasion, whose team’s average age was 30, contrary to Multan’s average age of 28. Coming to his individual performances, Bopara didn’t have a productive outing, having scored 51 runs in four matches at 12.75. The 34-year old last played for England in March 2015, which was a ODI against Afghanistan.
— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) March 17, 2020