Due to the cancelations for a longe span in cricketing scenarios, the cricket boards are suffering financially. A large number of series, tournaments, leagues, and tours have been postponed which has caused an elite disturbance in financial terms to the boards. The ICC T20 World Cup 2020, that is likely to be staged by 18th October in Australia, could be canceled as well amidst the Coronavirus outbreak hence, causing financial disturbance to ICC and to sixteen participants as well.
Wasim Khan, the CEO of the Pakistan Cricket Board PCB, no wonder, keeping in mind the financial losses, supports the idea of holding the T20 World Cup but he has cleared it that the players’ safety matters the most.
“We (PCB) believe that unless there is a Covid-19 reason, this year’s Twenty20 World Cup should happen as scheduled,” Wasim said.
“So, Pakistan will support the idea of having the tournament this year. We will back Australia if they plan to go ahead but not at all costs. Players’ safety will have to come first. It’s certainly going to be a real logistical challenge. I mean there would be 16 teams competing in the event so you’ll need to devise plans to implement various necessary protocols like social distancing.” he stressed.
Pakistan to support T20 World Cup’s plan, but not over player’s safety
Wasim thinks that there will not be any quick decisions and rushing can get to hamper the fight with the Coronavirus as the Australian reports suggested that ICC will be holding a meeting to decide the fate of the mega-event likely to take a break for 12 months.
“There won’t be any quick decisions,” he said.
“There is going to be an ICC chief executive meeting early next month in which this issue is going to be discussed. A decision to postpone the event is going to have major repercussions.”