BCCI says it will not put pressure on the ICC to postpone the T20 World Cup in Australia between October and November this year. The BCCI’s response comes in the wake of the suggestion that the IPL could be held this year if the World Cup is postponed to next year.
BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that there was no pressure to postpone the World Cup for the IPL. Asked why the BCCI is pressing for the postponement of the World Cup, Dhumal said the ICC board meeting would take the appropriate decision.
If Cricket Australia is confident of hosting the World Cup, they can move on. There is no need for the BCCI to intervene. Whether the tournament is open to the public or to go ahead with the tournament is up to the Australian Cricket Board and the government to decide. If the government allows, the teams will come and compete.
Cricket Australia itself must decide whether to host a tournament like the World Cup. The Australian media has reported that the BCCI, which is under the influence of the ICC, may be under pressure to postpone the World Cup to hold the IPL. The ICC board meeting next week is the final decision on when to host the World Cup.