Cricket Australia (CA) has termed it as ‘absolutely inevitable’ after the ICC T20 World Cup has been canceled. The tournament was something that ought to have cancel amidst the global pandemic, Coronavirus.
Australia already revealed that it will be tough to get together multiple countries’ players and management at the same venues amidst the globally ill environment. After the event that absolutely seemed to be never happening, has postponed till November 2021, CA finds the cancelation unavoidable.
The tournament was all set to be staged by 18th October. However, it has not been announced yet if the 2021 edition of the tournament will go ahead in India as planned, and 2022 competition in Australia or the Australia edition will be moved to 2021 and India to 2022. The 2023 edition of the World Cup will take place in October and November in place of February and March.
Cricket Australia: Absolutely inevitable to cancel the T20 World Cup 2020
“I think the decision to postpone was absolutely inevitable,” he told reporters.
“It allows us to focus on real clarity on the summer ahead.”
“We just want to see two great events go ahead, whether it´s ´21 or ´22 in Australia I´m sure we´ll put on a fantastic event,” he said.
“It now just gives you a very clear gap between the various things, plus it helps us also make sure that we can plan the events… ensuring the health and safety for all the people concerned,” he said.
“It´s been a challenging time for everyone… thankfully, we´re not talking about losing any events at all,” he said.
“It´s really a case of them being held off until we can stage them successfully.”
“It goes back to safety and working with the latest and best available information,” he said.
“It comes down to risk and giving ourselves as much certainty as possible.”
“I think that a two-week quarantine period is pretty well defined,” Hockley said.
“What we´re working on is that even within that quarantine environment the players will have the absolute best training facilities, so their preparation for the matches is optimal as it can possibly be.”