David Warner To Play IPL 2020 If It Happens, Says His Manager

BCCI postponing the IPL 2020 has already started showing immense impacts with doubts over the participation of several overseas players. David Warner was reappointed as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2020. However, with BCCI postponing the tournament, his participation in IPL 13 is in doubt.

Warner’s manager, James Erskine in an interaction with The Age, revealed the southpaw’s plans of playing IPL 2020. “If the IPL is on David Warner’s planning on going. If things change dramatically, which can happen in the space of an hour, the answer is you change your mind. It’s no different to everybody else” said Erskine.

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17 Aussie Players Part of IPL 2020

David Warner is one of the 17 Australian players who will be participating in IPL 2020. However, now with the tournament postponed, there is no clarity over the availability of foreign players.

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BCCI announced the postponement of IPL 2020 on March 13, after which the IPL franchise owners had an in house discussion as well. All the owners respected BCCI’s decision to postpone the tournament and is ready to play the waiting game.

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend IPL 2020 till 15th April 2020, as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation. The BCCI is concerned and sensitive about all its stakeholders, and public health in general, and it is taking all necessary steps to ensure that, all people related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience” BCCI informed in a mail.

Also Read: IPL 13: Cricket Australia Likely to Restrict Players From Participating Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Meanwhile, as per a TOI report on March 18, BCCI is looking at a possible window between July-September to host the IPL 2020 in case the effect of the COVID-19 virus does not show any signs of recovery.

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