Mount Maunganui (NZ), July 22
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Wednesday stated he was enthusiastic about taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) within the UAE however lots of “planning and organising still needs to be done” amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper spoke to the media on the side-lines of the nationwide crew’s coaching camp after the ICC postponed the T20 World Cup because of the pandemic.
“Like I said, considering what it actually looks like where it is and all the details that come with it, to play in the IPL is always an amazing thing. So, absolutely, it will be great to play in it and be a part of it,” Williamson stated but in addition needed to know extra about safety preparations.
“But there’s a lot of details to come through before any final decisions will be made. It will be nice to know more.”
“By all accounts the IPL, they’re looking to host that tournament which is a fantastic tournament to be a part of and attracts such an incredible audience,” he added.
Williamson stated he foresaw good viewership for the IPL when it occurs as individuals had been starved of reside sports activities proper now.
“…there’s been a pure lack of content material so there’s a actual drive to see that occur and see it occur safely, which is at first,” stated Williamson.
“It’s a shame to see the World Cup be postponed but I suppose it’s the nature of what we’re faced with in the current climate…but exciting at the potential opportunity individually to see some cricket come on to the horizon,” he stated.
Williamson additionally welcomed the transfer to have the IPL at a secure place just like the UAE as India’s case load is above 11 lakh.
“…when it comes to the IPL as an remoted occasion, they’re taking a look at one of the best choices to host it in a secure place the place individuals might be quarantined very similar to you are seeing with different sports activities world wide,” he stated.
“Like I said, there’s a lot of planning still to be done to make sure that happens and we only know what we know and that’s no different from what you’re hearing,” Williamson added. PTI