New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is disappointed that he would not be able to travel to one of his favourite destination India for playing in the Indian Premier League, which will be staged in South Africa this year.
“It’s disappointing it’s not in India. The guys love going over there and touring,” Vettori said.
The second edition of IPL has been shifted to South Africa because of security apprehensions in India as the tournament schedule clashed with general elections.
Vettori was also skeptical about how the IPL would be received in South Africa as crowds might not be as big as compared to India.
“One of the most exciting bits about the tournament was you got to play in front of 50-60,000 people who were tremendously excited about the game,” he was quoted as saying by a New Zealand Press Association report.
“We probably won’t have those sorts of crowds. It will take a little bit away from it but the important thing is the games are being played,” said Vettori, who plays for the Delhi Daredevils.
The New Zealand captain, however, felt since South African fans have already been exposed to a top quality series involving Australia, IPL might be responded well.