The Covid-19 pandemic has brought normal lives to a grinding halt across the globe. The sporting calendar has taken a hit and cricket is no exception. There is uncertainty over the premier tournament of the year the t20 world cup scheduled to be played in australia from october 18 to november 15. The indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended until further notice as the tournament missed the April-May window due to the pandemic. Cricketers across the globe are spending time in lockdowns imposed to limit the spread of the virus and ravi Shastri believes domestic cricket should be prioritised when restrictions ease out in the coming days. ravi Shastri told "I wouldn't put too much emphasis on world events right now. Stay at home, ensure domestic cricket comes back to normal, cricketers at all levels - international, First Class, etc - all get back on the field. That's the most important bit".
"Second: Start with bilateral cricket. If we (India) had to choose between hosting a world cup and a bilateral tour, obviously, we'd settle for the bilateral. Instead of 15 teams flying in, we'd settle for one team flying in and playing an entire bilateral series at one or two grounds." Stressing that IPL can be played in fewer cities than what it takes to host a global tournament, ravi Shastri said india can 'give IPL a priority'. Shastri said "The difference between an international tournament and the IPL is that the IPL can be played between one or two cities and the logistics will be easier to manage".