Former West Indies skipper Brian Lara named three groups who will begin the upcoming T20 World Cup as favourites and stated that he believes that will probably be a ‘great World Cup to look at’. “I think India is going to be a force to reckon with. Australia at home… it’s not going to be an easy World Cup for anyone. Australia is going to be worried about India and the West Indies, West Indies are going to be worried about everybody because of their inconsistency sometimes. So it’s going to be a great World Cup to look at,” Lara informed ESPNCricinfo.
West Indies have received the T20 World Cup twice – the one group to obtain this feat – whereas India received the inaugural version in 2007. Australia have by no means received the trophy.
The matches of the Road Safety World Series, the place Lara is at present enjoying for the West Indies legends, will now be held closed doorways in view of the Coronavirus menace in Maharastra.
The organisers have additionally cancelled the matches which had been to be performed on the MCA Stadium in Gahunje in Pune and relocated them to the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
“As a consequence of the ongoing health emergency in the country, all stake holders of the Road Safety World Series have decided that all remaining matches of the Road Safety World Series will be played behind closed doors at the DY Patil Stadium starting March 13 when South Africa Legends take on Sri Lanka Legends in a revised schedule,” a media assertion issued within the midnight said.
Maharashtra reported 10 instances of Coronavirus on Wednesday.
“Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the escalating number of cases in Maharashtra, the organising committee unanimously agreed that the third leg of the Series, which was scheduled to be held in Pune from March 14 to 20, 2020, be relocated to DY Patil stadium and played behind closed doors along with the remaining games at the same venue and the final,” it added.
(With PTI inputs)