ICC T20 World Cup
India to clash with Pakistan in their ICC T20 World Cup opener on October 24 in Dubai
Ponting felt it was important for Australian cricketers to "get back into the groove" ahead of the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series
The second leg of the IPL is scheduled to be held from September 19 to October 15, while the T20 World Cup will begin on October 17.
BCCI also wants to host the T20 World Cup in India and during the June 1 ICC Board meet, it would ask ICC to wait on the Covid-19 situation here before any call is taken
Postponement of IPL after multiple cases of Covid inside the bio-bubble has led to a big question-mark on whether the marquee ICC event should be held in India where a third wave is expected around that time
"We are certainly proceeding on the assumption that the event is going ahead as planned," ICC's interim CEO Geoff Allardice said during a virtual media round-table.
Inclusion of Ishan Kishan allowed the hosts to express themselves more freely.
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