Despite the cancellation of all Australian cricket matches, Cricket Australia still hopes that the T20 World Cup may push through in October.
The duration of the cancellation and postponement of matches remain uncertain due to the outbreak of COVID-19. With that, several countries have shut down their doors towards other countries as a precautionary measure against a possible wider virus transmission. Among those countries who closed their doors was T20 World Cup host Australia.
Originally, the seventh edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup was scheduled on October 18. However, due to COVID-19, the season’s commencement was put at stake. With that, the ICC declared that they will hold discussions with the 18 members of their board of directors. The meeting is to be held on March 29 where the fate of the event will thoroughly be discussed.
The coronavirus caused a major change in plans with regards to the meeting which was set to be held in Dubai for the said matter. As per the ICC, a possible postponement of this season may clash with the next edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup that will be held in India next year. If that happens, then both seasons may be cancelled due to COVID-19.
As of now, Australia has more than 2,000 people who are affected by the virus. This makes it a factor of deciding whether or not the ICC’s T20 World Cup may push through this year, considering that they are the host country this season. To know more about the ICC, head over to Betwala.
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