The International Cricket Council (ICC) shouldn’t be in a rush to take a call whether or not the T20 World Cup ought to be postponed within the wake of COVID-19 or staged as scheduled, saying it’s “exploring all options” as a part of its complete contingency planning for all its occasions.
The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15 however with all sporting occasions both postponed or cancelled as a result of international well being crisis, the destiny of the match stays unsure.
With Australia sealing its borders and placing restrictions on journey to comprise the dreaded illness, there have been speculations that the T20 World Cup may very well be postponed to subsequent yr or held inside closed doorways.
“We are continuing with our planning for ICC events as they are, but given the rapidly evolving situation as a prudent and responsible measure we are also undertaking a comprehensive contingency planning exercise,” an ICC spokesperson was quoted as saying by SkySport.
“This includes exploring all options available to us based on a range of scenarios connected to the pandemic.”The T20 World Cup remains to be six months away and ICC stated it should take a call after consulting all stakeholders, together with the Australian authorities.
“We will continue to take advice from experts and authorities, including the Australian government and will take decisions at the appropriate time,” the spokesperson stated.
“We will utilise all the data and information available to us to ensure we can take well-informed, responsible decisions that are in the best interests of our sport.”Former captain Allan Border and star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell have already given a thumbs all the way down to the prospect of the match occurring with out spectators, whereas former batsman Simon Katich and wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey really feel delaying the occasion stays an possibility.