• The ICC are mentioned to be optimistic about holding this 12 months’s T20 World Cup in Australia as scheduled.
  • Cricket’s governing physique are in a race towards time to finish the World Take a look at Championship by June 2021.


Modified 27 Mar 2020, 16:10 IST

ICC are reportedly still hopeful of the T20 World Cup going ahead as scheduled
ICC are reportedly nonetheless hopeful of the T20 World Cup going forward as scheduled

The coronavirus pandemic has put an finish to all sporting motion the world over in the meanwhile. Stress can be mounting on the ICC to take a name on the T20 World Cup scheduled to happen in Australia beginning in October.

The Scott Morrison-led authorities have imposed a journey ban for all non-residents and non-citizens. This ban might final for longer than 6 months, and thus might have an effect on World Cup preparations and the match itself.

The ICC are reportedly nonetheless hopeful of going forward with the occasion as scheduled. Nevertheless, the organisers are mentioned to be monitoring the scenario intently together with the involved authorities.

“We’re monitoring the scenario intently with related authorities and can proceed to take action. We’re planning for the occasion to go forward as scheduled,” an occasion spokesperson was quoted as saying by The Indian Specific.

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Earlier, the governing physique for world cricket had postponed all qualifying occasions that have been to happen earlier than June 30. They acknowledged the next in a press launch:

“After cautious analysis of the present scenario and with the well being and well-being of the worldwide cricket household the precedence, all ICC qualifying occasions attributable to happen earlier than 30 June might be postponed topic to additional overview. The choice has been taken at the side of Members and consistent with the related authorities and public well being authority recommendation.”

The ICC are additionally in a race towards time to finish the World Take a look at Championship by June subsequent 12 months. With a number of Take a look at sequence being postponed within the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s trying more and more unlikely that there might be sufficient time to accommodate all of the sequence for all 9 groups by March 2021.

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