The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday said that it will make a decision on the upcoming 2020 T20 World Cup on March 29. Considering the global crisis at the present day, with the world coming to the standstill, ICC is now determined to take a call on the T20 event.
Coronavirus, that initially broke in China, has taken over 16,000 lives globally till now has also forced all the sporting events to shut down with no further notice of resuming. With the World Test Championship getting hampered due to the COVID-19 hiatus, South Africa’s tour of India was called off, and England Wales Cricket Board (ECB) deciding to postpone their 2020 season until mid-June or July this year. The 13th Edition of the Indian Premier League has also been left on a cliff-hanger.
The ICC has decided to take a call on the seventh edition of the T20 World Cup with the apex body of officials taking a decision via a teleconference with all the International Cricketing Boards. However, it is unclear who will be representing India at the conference.
As per the reports, the ICC will have its 18 member Board of Directors along with the representatives of the 12 Test playing nations holding a full-fledged teleconference meeting. Initially, the meeting was supposed to take place over the three days in Dubai but the situation worsening day-by-day, it would now be conducted on a phone call.
However, the major problem that would arise if the T20 World Cup is shifted to the next year that it would also coincide with the next edition that is also scheduled to be held in 2021 in India.
The ICC T20 World Cup was initially slated to take place from October 18, in Australia but the current situation in the country has forced the Australian Government for a lockdown.