England’s explosive all-rounder Sam Curran has confirmed that he will participate in this year’s IPL if the cash-rich league takes place. IPL 2020 was scheduled to start from March 29 but due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI postponed it until April 15. Now, with the situation worsening, it seems a huge possibility that IPL stands nothing but cancelled this year.
While there can be a case when few players might be forced to withdraw from the league (if it takes place), Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Sam Curran has become the latest player to confirm his availability for the tournament. In fact, he is also training and will be ready to play if the league is organised on short notice.
The CSK camp was well on its course with their training sessions as they had reached Chennai almost a month ago before the news broke out that the IPL will be postponed due to COVID-19.
Sam Curran Confirms His Participation In IPL 2020
“We’re just trying to keep fit and keep training like we usually do. April 15 is the proposed date, but I think India has also gone into lockdown. But each day it changes. CSK have been in touch about trying to do what we can,” Sam Curran said.
“All the CSK boys around the world, every country is in lockdown, so every cricketer is in the same boat. It would be silly not to keep fit because it might come to a two-week turnaround and we’re all on the park. Fingers crossed it’s soon,” Curran told ESPNcricinfo.
Major Concerns Still Stand Firm Over IPL 2020 Future
With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was postponed from March 29 to April 15. India is currently on a 21-day lockdown to combat the deadly virus.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now looking at the October-November window for the IPL. But the move can be possible only if the ICC decides to postpone the men’s T20 World Cup that is to be held later in the year, according to some sources in the board.