RR pitches for shortened league with only Indian players

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NEW DELHI: Even a shortened IPL with just Indian players would be good enough in these "extraordinary times", Rajasthan Royals CEO Ranjit Barthakur told PTI on Wednesday.

Barthakur spelt out his franchise's wish even as the number of positive cases and death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic continued to rise across the world.

The BCCI is yet to take a decision on the 13th edition of the league.

"We are open to a shortened tournament with only Indian players, at the end of the day it is the Indian Premier League," Barthakur told PTI.

With a nationwide lockdown in place to combat the spread of the disease, the event seems unlikely to go ahead unless the BCCI figures an alternate window later in the year.

"When can we have it? That BCCI decides. And I think that call be taken only post 15th April," Barthakur added.