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Don’t think there will be time left to hold IPL this year: Mohammed Shami


India quick bowler Mohammed Shami believes that time is working out for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to hold the Indian Premier League.

The 13th version of the IPL was initially scheduled to start on March 29 however was postponed to April 15 after India imposed a 21-day lockdown from March 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But the BCCI then had to postpone the event indefinitely after India’s lockdown prolonged to May Three after which for one more 2 weeks because the Covid-19 disaster has solely deepened for the reason that preliminary part.

With the T20 World Cup in Australia scheduled in September and different worldwide cricket assignments in place for different international locations, discovering a window to host the IPL will be very tough for the event organisers, in accordance to Shami.

“I don’t think there will be time left to hold the IPL because the (T20) World Cup is also there and everything has stopped. IPL will have to be re-scheduled but looking at the current scenario, I don’t think the IPL will be possible,” Shami instructed India Today’s Sports Editor Vikrant Gupta.


Shami’s life hit rock-bottom after his estranged spouse Haseen Jahan accused him of home violence and adultery in 2018. Shami was even booked for home violence beneath IPC Section 498A and remains to be combating a case of dowry in courtroom.

He just lately revealed in a dwell chat with teammate Rohit Sharma that he considered committing suicide Three instances throughout this part.

Shami opened up on this subject as soon as once more on Sports Tak, stating that he modified himself fully as a cricketer and as an individual by coaching and staying focussed on his sport. He additionally credited his household and buddies for supporting him all through this interval.



“I have not modified myself as a lot as I’ve in these two years. I pray to god that no person has to see the sort of up and down I’ve seen in my life. I’ve by no means labored so arduous in my life. Also I did not surrender.

“I’ve modified my coaching, life-style, meals habits, and all that has helped me deal with all the problems in my life within the final 2-Three years. You will see a whole lot of distinction in my health and talent at the moment as in contrast to what it was earlier than 2015.

“Such issues had been happening in my life that I wasn’t ready to tolerate it or face the problems correctly. I used to be lucky that my family and friends had been with me throughout that part and had been extra fearful about me than myself. I as soon as expressed to them in ager that demise would be higher than dwelling like this they usually bought very scared. That’s why they sacrificed their very own lives to be with me all of the time.

“But by god’s grace all the things is again to regular now and life is again on observe. The case of dowry towards me is happening in courtroom however we’ll see what occurs. I have not met my daughter in a really lengthy time however spoke on video name together with her as soon as. It’s not straightforward to steer clear of your kids for any father or mother. But I hope that I get to meet her quickly,” Shami stated.

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