Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, that is likely to take place in Australia, seems to be shifted to a new window of 2022.
During the lockdown, no cricket activities are being commenced on. Whether the leagues, tournaments, tours, or the series, all the scenarios have badly been interrupted. All the cancellations might also cause negatively in financial terms to the relevant boards.
The organizers have planned mega ICC event, ICC T20 World Cup 2020 to be commenced by 18th October but, the situation doesn’t look to be in favour as the number of cases caused by the Coronavirus is rising day by day.
Also, the rescheduling of other leagues and tournaments, especially, Indian Premier League (IPL), might cause disruptions in the pre-planned schedule of T20 Word Cup.
ICC T20 World Cup 2020 to be shifted to 2022
“We are expecting three options from the ICC Events Committee. The first option is having World T20 as per schedule with 14-day quarantine with the crowd being allowed” a governing body from ICC told to PTI.
“The back-up for this option could be tournament in-front of an empty stadium. The third option could be shifting the tournament to 2022,” he added.
Earlier, ICC said they are not rushing for organizing the mega event and they will look forward to the best possible time after the circumstances get better. There are higher chances for postponing T20 World Cup shortly and moving it to 2022.
“We are continuing with our planning for ICC events as they are, but given the rapidly evolving situation as a prudent and responsible measure we are also undertaking a comprehensive contingency planning exercise,” ICC spokesperson said.
“This includes exploring all options available to us based on a range of scenarios connected to the pandemic,” he added.