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Vaughan suggests holding IPL before T20 World Cup

Vaughan suggests holding IPL before T20 World Cup

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has given his two cents on the possible dates that the Indian Premier League (IPL) can be held. The thirteenth edition of the lucrative league was scheduled to be held on March 29 but it has been deferred until April 15 due to the coronavirus crisis.

The new date, however, also looks highly unlikely as the lockdown is in place until April 14. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now looking at a window later in the year to host the event, but it all depends on the availability of foreign players.

Amidst this uncertainty, Vaughan has suggested that the IPL could serve as a lead-up to the T20 World Cup slated to begin in October in Australia. The 45-year-old said that a five-week window during September-October should act as an ideal rehearsal for players before they head Down Under.