ICC set to postpone T20 World Cup 2020 to next year; official announcement expected next week

For the time being, the primary concern for ICC and Cricket Australia is to finalize a brand new window to host the event.

India vs Australia T20I Ranchi, October 2017
India and Australia (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

The COVID-19 outbreak has compelled the world to a standstill. The pandemic has wreaked havoc the world over as greater than three lakh people have succumbed to dying. The coronavirus pandemic has put the human existence in jeopardy and most nations are at present below lockdown to deal with the pandemic.

Together with human existence, the COVID-19 outbreak has additionally affected the sporting state of affairs. All main tournaments together with the much-awaited IPL 2020 have been postponed indefinitely within the wake of the pandemic. Together with IPL 2020, one other main occasion — T20 World Cup 2020– can also be set to be postponed. The mega-event in Australia was initially scheduled within the October-November window.

Nevertheless, contemplating the present state of affairs, the T20 World Cup is more likely to postponed additional and an official announcement on these traces might be anticipated subsequent week. For the time being, the primary concern for ICC and Cricket Australia is to finalize a brand new window to host the event.

IPL 2020 may very well be hosted within the T20 World Cup window

Cricket Australia might schedule the T20 World Cup subsequent yr in February/March, as reported by The Occasions of India. Nevertheless, the event will overmuch the T20 format as the subsequent version of Indian Premier League can even start in April subsequent yr. If the T20 World Cup is scheduled in that window, England‘s tour to India can even be put in jeopardy.

If BCCI agrees to permit to CA to host 2021 version of the T20 World Cup and in flip hosts the 2022 version, issues may very well be sorted out. Nevertheless, the potential of issues taking place on this approach seems obscure because the BCCI is already busy in negotiating an Australia tour with CA later this yr.

Postponement of the T20 World Cup will go away a clean window in October and November, giving a uncommon alternative for the BCCI to schedule the IPL 2020. BCCI won’t thoughts chartering an airplane to fly in abroad gamers for the event.

Nevertheless, the thought of internet hosting IPL 2020 in that window will all be depending on the COVID-19 outbreak. The coronavirus outbreak has to subside first in order that governments approve the journey of abroad gamers. For the time being, there isn’t a certainty over the matter and issues would possibly get clear within the close to future.

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