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Coronavirus: Jos Buttler staying optimistic over IPL 2020

Last updated on March 27, 2020

Jos Buttler stays hopeful the 2020 Indian Premier League season will nonetheless go forward, even when an April 15 begin date is wanting more and more unlikely.

The newest version of the IPL was resulting from start on March 29, however the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) pushed the begin date again as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler, who was a part of the England squad who flew dwelling early from Sri Lanka as a result of COVID-19 outbreak, is because of play for Rajasthan Royals as soon as once more.

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Appearing on a Sky Sports podcast with former internationals Rob Key, Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton, the 29-year-old revealed he’s but to listen to when – or certainly if – the event will begin, however is optimistic even a shortened marketing campaign could also be doable this 12 months.

“Nothing really at the moment,” he replied when requested by Hussain if he was conscious of any additional updates on the state of affairs.

“We noticed that originally that it’s going to be postponed till April 15, however in the meanwhile the whole lot appears very indefinite. It’s arduous to see this altering within the speedy future, so I do not see that as a chance.

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“But, as we all know, issues can hopefully change for the constructive as properly.

“That’s such a massive tournament for world cricket, so hopefully there becomes a situation where some of it – or a shortened tournament – can go ahead.”

England’s tour of Sri Lanka was minimize quick halfway by way of a warm-up fixture forward of the primary of two Tests towards their hosts.

Buttler and his team-mates at the moment are at dwelling as an alternative, although the 29-year-old is capitalising on some sudden time without work throughout his busy schedule.

“For me, actually, I’m just trying to make the most of this time and give myself a bit of a break, a mental break, and enjoy some time at home,” he stated.

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