The CEO of Cricket Australia, Kevin Roberts, thinks that the schedule of the ICC T20 World Cup is at higher risk amidst the Coronavirus situation.
However, the meeting to decide the future of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 has been held on 28th May by ICC. Consequently, ICC have decided to postpone any decision regarding the World Cup and will have a call on the relevant matter in the next meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for 10th June.
Via telecommunication, the officials of ICC met, and decided to postpone the decision. Earlier, it seems like that the cricketing body will go for canceling the T20 World Cup amidst the Coronavirus outbreak but they have decided not to say a word till 10th June.
The sixteen teams as the participants are all set for the tournament that is likely to be staged in Australia as per the existing schedule. It can be of higher risk to manage many players and staff at once amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
The CEO of Cricket Australia also thinks that ICC T20 World Cup 2020 might get canceled and can get shifted to another window somewhere in the next year.
T20 World Cup 2020 schedule at high risk: CEO of Cricket Australia
“Obviously, we’ve been hoping all along that it could be staged in October-November but you would have to say there is a very high risk about the prospect of that happening. In the event that that doesn’t happen, there are potential windows in the February-March period, October-November the following year.
“And there are implications here for the ICC over a number of years. So there’s a lot of complexity for the ICC to deal with,” Kevin Roberts was quoted as saying by India Today.