ICC: Coronavirus has badly interrupted the sports scenario all across the globe. Cricketing activities are one of the ports scenarios to get disrupt amid lockdown. A few series were held behind closed doors to avoid public meetings hence avoiding Coronavorus symptoms. Later, the series and the tournaments got called off indefinitely amid lockdown of Coronavirus outbreak.
PSL (Pakistan Super League) was on its terminations almost and was remaining with two semi-finals and a final. It got canceled for an indefinite period of time due to the rising global crisis. Indian Premier League (IPL) was to be started by 29th March, the global crisis pushed it ahead to a new window of April-March but it became impossible as well as the Indian Government extended the lockdown till 3rd May.
Many country series and the tour also got disrupted due to a similar issue. ICC Test Championship 2019-21 was one of the mega-events that has been suspended indefinitely. International Cricket Council (ICC) is now to hold a meeting regarding a similar issue to sort out the cricket events ahead and those which have been delayed.
“The purpose of the meeting is to gain a full understanding of members’ priorities during this time and to discuss and share the key mitigation factors required to resume international cricket based on government advice in each territory,” said the ICC spokesman.
“The CEC will discuss the approach to rescheduling postponed series and the need for collectively reviewing the FTP through to 2023 as well as the World Test Championship and Cricket World Cup Super League. They will also receive an update on the continuing contingency planning for all ICC global events, including the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020,” the statement added.
“In relation to ICC events, including the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, we will continue to take advice from experts and authorities, including the Australian government. We will utilize all of the data and information available to us to ensure we can take responsible decisions around all competitions at an appropriate time that are in the best interests of our sport,” Manu Sawhney said.