International Cricket Council (ICC) will host a meeting via video conference on May 28, primarily the focus will be to decide the fate of 2020 T20 World Cup.
2020 T20 World Cup is scheduled in Australia from October 18 to November 15 but a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the T20 World Cup in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
It’s expected that ICC’s Events Committee headed by Chris Tetley will present multiple options, the option of shifting the T20 World Cup to 2022 is also expected to be put on the table.
“We are expecting three options from the ICC Events Committee. The first option is having World T20 as per schedule with a 14-day quarantine with the crowd being allowed. The back-up for this option could be a tournament in front of an empty stadium. The third option could be shifting the tournament to 2022,” a Board member told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Though on the agenda is ‘further deliberations on the T20 World Cup affected by COVID -19’, board members will also discuss playing conditions including applying sweat and saliva on the ball and two-month extension for Chairman Shashank Manohar.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in favour of postponing the T20 World Cup to 2022.
“The players haven’t practiced, and logistically it looks difficult for so many countries to come together. Besides, when all member boards are in trouble, the priority should be to allow them to schedule their own series in the first available opportunity; it will help them get back on their feet,” a BCCI official said.