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McCullum thinks IPL will take place ahead of T20 World Cup

McCullum thinks IPL will take place ahead of T20 World Cup

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum believes that the T20 World Cup, originally scheduled to be held in October-November in Australia, will be postponed to next year. He opined that the currently-suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) would be prioritized instead of the T20 World Cup.

"I think the IPL will try and target that October window and the T20 World Cup will get pushed back. That may mean the Women's World Cup gets pushed back but hopefully, we get to see all three tournaments operate," McCullum told Sky Cricket Podcast.

The coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of disruption in the cricket calendar, prompting cricket chiefs across the globe to mull over the various possibilities on how to stage the different tournaments and postponed series. McCullum’s thoughts thus reflect the immense importance of the IPL, which is held in high esteem by the cricketing world and could take precedence over the T20 World Cup.