The chief of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has deferred the decision regarding the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 amidst the Coronavirus situation.
The changes will be made accordingly regarding ICC T20 World Cup 2020 and Women’s cricket world cup 2021.
ICC chief defers decision on the T20 World Cup till July
“The ICC today agreed to continue exploring a number of contingency plans regarding the future of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 and the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 whilst planning for delivery of the events in the scheduled window is ongoing,” ICC said in a statement.
Changing in the health situations by COVID-19, the council is forced to continue to the rapid changes and will be assessing the decision considering the health situations. However, the players’ health will always be the first priority.
“The board expressed its desire to continue to assess and evaluate the rapidly changing public health situation caused by COVID-19. The board is working with key stakeholders including governments to explore how the events can be staged to protect the health and safety of everyone involved.”
“The health and well-being of everyone involved is our priority and other considerations fallout from that,” he said.
The chief revealed that they will be having only a single chance to make decision and it shall be the right one. The cricketing bodies will be in touch with the stakeholders in order to make a well-informed decision.
“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 stakeholders in order to ensure that we make a well-informed decision,” Sawhney added.
Moreover, the detailed inquiries and decisions to be revealed by ICC will include equal say of other sub-boards. All members of the boards will be having an equal part to the inquiry.
“The inquiry, which is being led by the ICC ethics officer, will be supported administratively by a sub-group of the board comprising Independent Director Indra Nooyi and Chair of the Financial and Commercial Affairs Ehsan Mani. All Members of the Board and ICC Management are party to the inquiry,” the statement read.