Nehra hoping for clearanece for IPL to happen in October

1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530Nehra hoping for clearanece for IPL to happen in October New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League hangs in balance as the coronavirus outbreak has seen sporting events across the world come to a standstill. After the likes of Steve Smith and Jos Buttler, now even former Chennai Super Kings pacer Ashish Nehra feels that the cash-rich league should take place. Nehra shared his views on the possibility of IPL 2020 on Star Sports 1 Hindi show ''Cricket Connected'' and said: "Even if the IPL doesn''t happen in August, there are lot of places in India that witness rains during that month and there are high chances that lots of matches will get cancelled. If things go back to normal around the world by October, we''ll have a 100 per cent clearance." Rajasthan Royals skipper Smith on Tuesday said: "Plenty going on in the world at present, but hopefully we can get an IPL at some stage. Looking at having a crack at it full time and the Royals have a pretty good squad." Smith''s RR teammate Jos Buttler believes its a "big shame" that the lucrative T20 tournament cannot be held at the moment due to the coronavirus outbreak. The 13th edition stands suspended till April 15 and chances of it being held in the near future are also grim. It is a very important competition to cricket and it''s a big shame that it''s not going ahead or whether it does have the way to push it in the schedule and allow it," he added. Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds.

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