The ICC decided to take their time by choosing to defer their decision about the 2020 T20 World Cup in July.
Originally, the Men’s T20 World Cup was supposed to be held in October. Unfortunately, the global outbreak of COVID-19 has caused several match cancellations which had badly affected the schedule of the said event.
The board members of the ICC recently held a conference call to talk about the said tournament. However, it was best decided that they will not make an official decision now and wait for July instead.
As per ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney, ‘The situation surrounding the global pandemic is evolving rapidly and we want to give ourselves the best possible opportunity to make the right decision for the whole sport. The health and well-being of everyone involved is our priority and other considerations fall out from that’.
‘We will only get one chance to make this decision and it needs to be the right one and as such we will continue to consult with our Members, broadcasters, partners, governments and players and to ensure that we make a well-informed decision’, he added.
World Cup host Cricket Australia, however, remains to hold on to the faint chances of the tournament’s resumption despite the slow relaxation of lockdown in the country. In fact, even CA chiefs executive Kevin Roberts admits that the resumption of the tournament holds a very high risk.
So far, the ICC board has agreed to continue planning for the tournament aside from chalking out the contingencies in the wake of the pandemic. To learn more about the ICC, head over to Betwala.
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