Former Pakistan Cricketer Basit Ali has claimed that International Cricket Council (ICC) will give preference Indian Premier League before deciding about the future of this year’s T20 World Cup, which has scheduled to take place in Australia.
Basit Ali has played 19 tests for Pakistan and has scored 858 runs at an average of 26.81. He has also played 50 ODI Matches and has accumulated 1,265 runs at an average of 34.18 with a strike rate of 75.79.
In 133 First-Class Matches, Basit Tally included 8,130 runs at an average of 39.65 with 21 hundred.
“Indian Board generates 70 percent revenue for ICC and everyone knows that. Whatever the Indian board will say it will happen” revealed Ali while talking to the news channel.
“Be it Asia Cup or T20 World Cup, IPL will be given more preference, in case there is a clash, over both of these events. If IPL does not take place in India, then it’s going to be moved to Emirates (UAE)” he added.
This year’s IPL was officially postponed until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday but the Indian cricket board believes it can find a “safe” window later for the lucrative Twenty20 tournament.
Meanwhile, ICC has played down all the speculation this year T20 World Cup in Australia could be pushed back to 2021 as they are now “exploring all options at the moment”.
The ICC has time on its side and is preparing to stick to its schedule but plans could change.