The International Cricket Council (ICC) have deferred the decision on the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 till July amidst the existing situation among many countries.
The council agreed to continue for the contingency plans regarding the mega-event including Women’s T20 World Cup that is scheduled to be played in February 2021. As the planning by cricket bodies is going on, the new scheduled window will be released soon.
The boards are working to avoid the flow of the deadly disease and are working on maintaining the schedule of the event with health and safety as the first priority.
The details that will be announced by ICC will also be approved by the sub-boards holding equal rights for inquiry.
ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Decision deferred till July 2020
“The ICC today agreed to continue exploring a number of contingency plans regarding the future of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 and the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 whilst planning for delivery of the events in the scheduled window is ongoing,” ICC said in a statement.
“The board expressed its desire to continue to assess and evaluate the rapidly changing public health situation caused by COVID-19. The board is working with key stakeholders including governments to explore how the events can be staged to protect the health and safety of everyone involved.”
“The health and well-being of everyone involved is our priority and other considerations fallout from that,” he said.
“We will only get one chance to make this decision and it needs to be the right one and as such we will continue to consult with our stakeholders in order to ensure that we make a well-informed decision,” Sawhney added.
“The inquiry, which is being led by the ICC ethics officer, will be supported administratively by a sub-group of the board comprising Independent Director Indra Nooyi and Chair of the Financial and Commercial Affairs Ehsan Mani. All Members of the Board and ICC Management are party to the inquiry,” the statement read.