Australia’s restricted-overs captain Aaron Finch feels the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic may result in a postponement of this yr’s T20 World Cup by as much as three months. The T20 World Cup is scheduled in Australia from October 18 to November 15. Finch doesn’t see that holding up given the present well being crises affecting lakhs of individuals worldwide.
“I think we might have to get our heads around a T20 World Cup that might be postponed for a month, two months, three months, whatever it has to be,” Finch informed ‘SEN Radio’.
Finch stated he wouldn’t thoughts seeing the sport resuming with out followers as soon as the pandemic is introduced beneath management. “But so long as we are able to get dwell sport up and operating. Whether that’s with crowds or not, I don’t suppose that makes any distinction to the gamers.
“We performed one ODI in opposition to New Zealand with no crowd (and it) was actually unusual for first 4 or 5 overs, however then you definitely acquired into your work,” he stated.
Apart from the T20 World Cup, Australia can be set to host India for a bilateral collection which features a four-Test rubber.
The ICC’s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) is assembly on Thursday to debate the monetary implications of COVID-19 and in addition the contingency planning for all ICC international occasions, together with the T20 World Cup, over a convention name.
Finch feels authorities will should be “creative” whereas rejigging the worldwide schedule.
“I think we might have to get a little bit creative with how we do that (as part of a new-look schedule). Whether that’s setting up and playing two Test matches in one hub or something like that,” he stated.
Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood had urged that the complete Border-Gavaskar Trophy be held at one venue — the Adelaide Oval — to make sure that the rubber does go forward.
Cricket Australia is exploring choices to avoid wasting the collection within the wake of the pandemic which has led to international journey restrictions as effectively.