The member nations of the International Cricket Council will probably be engaged in a video conference on Friday to debate contingency plans for upcoming ICC occasions in the wake of world journey restrictions to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The excessive-profile ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia from mid-October alongside with the bilateral Test collection in the World Test Championship schedule could possibly be in for a rejig in case the lockdown continues for an additional two months.
However, one ICC Board member made it clear that no resolution will probably be taken throughout Friday’s video conference.
“It’s more about an update on contingency planning at this stage. In case of an extreme situation, there should be plan B and C ready. So, we board members need to understand the options available,” the veteran administrator stated.
“Obviously, the scenario presently could be very severe and COVID-19 and its implications is on agenda. But in case you assume logically, World T20 is in October and ultimate of World Test Championship is in June, 2021.
“So we’ve got time and no level in taking any resolution in haste. No selections anticipated on Friday. It’s extra of a inventory taking,” he added.
However, if the lockdowns in numerous nations proceed past June, then member nations will probably be pressured to attract up alternate plans for the bilateral collection which supply factors for the World Test Championship.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on near 19,000 deaths worldwide since being found in China’s Wuhan metropolis.
India put a inhabitants of over a billion underneath lockdown on Tuesday night time to include the pandemic, which has brought on 10 deaths in the nation up to now.
Partial lockdowns have additionally been ordered in nations corresponding to England and New Zealand, that are among the many high cricketing nations.