Cricket Australia Director and former Australia captain Mark Taylor urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take a choice on the boys’s T20 World Cup. The event is scheduled to be held from October 19 to November 15 in Australia, however is underneath a cloud of uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It would probably be good (if a decision is made this week),” Taylor advised the Nine Network. “Because then everyone can start planning and we can stop sitting here and saying ‘well ifs, buts or maybes’.”
The window of October to November is additionally a interval that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is taking a look at as a possible interval to maintain the Indian Premier League (IPL). But they have made it clear that is provided that the ICC decides to postpone the showpiece occasion.
The money-wealthy T20 league was scheduled to begin on March 29 however was postponed due to the outbreak of the pandemic in India.
“My feeling is the World T20 won’t go ahead in Australia in October as planned. Is it going to be viable to have a world tournament in October or November? The answer to that is probably no,” stated Taylor.
While lots of the present and former Australian gamers have themselves stated that they don’t see the probability of the World T20 occurring in October-November as per preliminary schedule due to the restrictions that have come in due to the coronavirus pandemic, former Australia skipper Allan Border has made it clear that the Indian Premier League shouldn’t be given precedence over the showpiece occasion.
“(I’m) not happy with that, the world game should take precedence over a local competition. So, the World T20, if that can’t go ahead, I don’t think the IPL can go ahead,” Border stated on ABC’s Grandstand Cafe radio program.
“I would question that decision (to replace it) — it’s just a money grab, isn’t it, that one? The World T20 should take precedence, for sure.”