NEW DELHI, May 12: Chennai Super Kings have rejected the idea of an IPL with only Indian players in the near future, differing with Rajasthan Royals, the franchise which is keen on the option given the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IPL, which is indefinitely postponed, can be held in the September-October window if the scheduled T20 World Cup in Australia doesn�t take place.
�CSK is not keen to do an IPL with only Indian players. That way it would be playing another Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (domestic T20 competition). The franchise has not been in touch with the BCCI of late as the situation is worsening,� a CSK source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
�Let�s hope we can have the IPL later this year,� he added.
CSK are three-time IPL champions, making them the second most successful team in the event�s history after Mumbai Indians, who have won the tournament four times.
The BCCI is also very keen to stage the IPL and if it doesn�t happen, the world�s richest board would be in financial trouble like Cricket Australia.
�The board will take a revenue hit of Rs 4000 crore if it doesn�t happen. The board will be in a big problem,� BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal told PTI earlier this week. � PTI