ICC talks about staging T20 World Cup amidst COVID-19 disaster – cricket

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The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) will not be in a rush to take a choice 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 choices” 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 because of the international well being disaster, the destiny of the match stays unsure.

With Australia sealing its borders and placing restrictions on journey to include the dreaded illness, there have been speculations that the T20 World Cup may very well be postponed to subsequent 12 months or held inside closed doorways.

“We’re persevering with with our planning for ICC occasions as they’re, however given the quickly evolving state of affairs as a prudent and accountable measure we’re additionally endeavor a complete contingency planning train,” an ICC spokesperson was quoted as saying by SkySport.

“This contains exploring all choices obtainable to us based mostly on a variety of situations related to the pandemic.”The T20 World Cup continues to be six months away and ICC mentioned it’s going to take a choice after consulting all stakeholders, together with the Australian authorities.

“We are going to proceed to take recommendation from consultants and authorities, together with the Australian authorities and can take choices on the applicable time,” the spokesperson mentioned.

“We are going to utilise all the info and data obtainable to us to make sure we are able to take well-informed, accountable choices which might be in the perfect pursuits 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 choice.