The International Cricket Council (ICC) is to define the fate of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 later this week with rescheduling as a possible option in a meeting to be held with the needed governing bodies and authorities.
Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, it is very hard to decide anything as the disruptions are severe in every cricket schedule. The authorities might possibly choose to delay the T20 World Cup by rescheduling it a year or two later. The awaiting spectators could know the fate of the mega-event later this year when ICC will hold a meeting to disclose the details.
The event was all set to be commenced by 18th October but as the situations instead of getting better are worsening day by day, there are no possibilities probably to drag it ahead. Also, the lockdown and flights in Australia can be another major two reasons due to which players could not arrive there.
T20 World Cup’s fate to be decided next week
“Board members will discuss the possibility of organizing the tournament and consider all available options, including the postponement of the tournament to a new date,” said the source.
“A postponement means the tournament will not be able to be organized before 2022 and this may provoke other boards to resist the idea of delaying the tournament.” believes the source.
As expected, several options will be considered in the meeting. It is to be noted that the Indian Premier League (IPL) can have their possible option and a new window to be staged in case if ICC T20 World Cup cancels.
ICC will be also suffering highly From financial disruptions as broadcasting channels revenues, venue cost, 16 teams quarantine issue, flight cancelation, no tickets sold, and many other factors can badly affect ICC financially.