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Despite COVID-19 threat, Anil Kumble optimistic about IPL 2020

Despite COVID-19 threat, Anil Kumble optimistic about IPL 2020

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 May 2020, 11:46 am

Mumbai/UNI: ICC Cricket Committee Chairman Anil Kumble believes there are chances of the IPL happening this year without spectators due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“Yes we are hopeful and optimistic that there’s still a possibility if we can cram in the schedule," Kumble said on Sports Sports show Cricket Connected.

"If we are going to have a stadium without spectators, then probably have 3 or 4 venues; there’s still a possibility, we are all optimistic,” said former India skipper.

Former India batsman VVS Laxman said, “Absolutely, and also make sure that all the stakeholders have a say.

"I still feel that you should identify one venue, which probably has 3 or 4 grounds; if at all you find that kind of a venue because travel is again going to be quite challenging," said Laxman.

"You don’t know who’s going to be where at the airports, so that I’m sure the franchises and the BCCI will be looking into.”

Image: Anil Kumble Instagram page