Cricket Australia planning to host T20 World Cup as per schedule
By: PTI | Sydney |

Published: March 17, 2020 3:04:29 pm


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Cricket Australia is planning to host the boys’s T20 World Cup as per schedule in October regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic inflicting a collapse of sports activities occasions worldwide.

The novel coronavirus outbreak has shredded sports activities calendars worldwide, together with worldwide and home cricket.

“We’re really hoping that all forms of sport can be played again in a few weeks or a few months’ time,” CA chief Kevin Roberts was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“None of us are experts in this situation obviously, so our hope is that we’re back in very much normal circumstances come October and November when the men’s T20 World Cup is to be played.”

The males’s T20 World Cup is slated to start with the pre-qualifiers from October 18-23 adopted by the principle 12-team competitors from October 24.

The last will likely be performed on November 15 on the MCG and CA is planning for a full home.

“And at this stage we’re planning on November 15, to have a full house at the MCG to inspire the world through men’s cricket as the women’s cricketers did here just last week,” Roberts stated.

The coronavirus has claimed over 7,000 lives and contaminated shut to 175,000 folks world over.

The pandemic has prompted a collapse of sports activities occasions worldwide in an yr when a number of quadrennial occasions just like the Olympics, Euro 2020 and Copa America are scheduled.

Last week, Australia’s ODI collection towards New Zealand was referred to as off after the primary match, as was India’s ODI collection towards South Africa. Both collection had been to be held with out spectators earlier than being scrapped.

England’s tour of Sri Lanka was additionally reduce brief earlier than the start of the two-match Test collection whereas the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was due to begin on March 29, has been suspended until April 15.

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As governments the world over are urging folks to self-isolate, South Africa head coach Mark Boucher urged cell telephones must also be turned off for 2 weeks.

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