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Disappointing that IPL 13 will not be held in India, says Smith

Disappointing that IPL 13 will not be held in India, says Smith”

Smith will get the chance to play before the IPL when Australia tour England for a bilateral series involving three ODIs and an equal number of T20Is. He is a player who wants to be involved whether he is batting, bowling or fielding. You look at their batsmen, they play with such high confidence.

"Everybody will be going in with the same sort of preparation which is nice".

Also Read | IPL 2020 Squad Updates: AB de Villiers, Ben Stokes, Andre Russell, Lasith Malinga and List of Players Who Could Miss Upcoming Season or Part of it. IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel made it clear that IPL 2020 will be held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah on the announced dates and they are waiting for approval from the government of India. "It will be great to be back playing some cricket since February".

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Australia will resume their worldwide calendar with a white-ball series against England and Smith said that nothing better than getting to play some quality cricket after almost seven months. "We haven't played a game since February and like most of the world, our country was also shutdown, had to find way to get through this Covid experience which has been incredibly different for everyone". I think guys will be just jumping out of their skins to play some quality cricket. "But that should be no trouble for the reason that around the years if there is one thing that we have noticed when it will come to the IPL is the way the BCCI executes the designs and guarantees that the tournament is held without the need of even a insignificant hiccup", the formal claimed. "It will be hard for anyone to be away from their loved ones for extended periods of time but you kind of get used to it playing global cricket, quite often staying apart for long times and trying to make it work", he signed off. Obviously it's disappointing that it's not in India.

BCCI had previously stated that hosting the IPL in India was their first priority.

An official of one of the franchises speaking to IANS said that it is an idea that has been discussed informally and a final call will be taken once the IPL Governing Council (GC) meets on Sunday and gives the franchises a roadmap on the way forward going into the 13th edition of the league. People following us left right and centre with cameras which you are not used to. "It's done brilliantly", he said.



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