ICC T20 World Cup to postpone officially
After the COVID-19 Pandemic hit back in cricket arena, it was assumed that the upcoming T20 World Cup which was said to held in Australia might get postponed. The dailytelegraph.com.au reported that the T20 World Cup 2020 to be held in October in Australia is officially set to be postponed Friday.
Besides, the report claims that the multi-billion dollar league may very well be played in the UAE or Sri Lanka due to the worsening Covid-19 situation in India which confirms the window for the BCCI to host the IPL 2020 this year. Besides, it also reported that Australia may potentially travel to UK for a limited-over series against England mid-September.
Australia are keen to host the event in October 2021, but when the T20 World Cup will be moved could know from the Friday’s meeting. Infact, Australia’s window may be pushed by further two years as India are scheduled to host next year’s tournament.
This is clear that, it would be easier for the contracted IPL players from the country to travel from England to Asia or Middle-East for the IPL without having to quarantine twice back in Australia, If the IPL indeed happens.
Besides BCCI declared to open window for the Indian Premier League 2020, irrespective of ICC’s decision on the T20 World Cup
“The year started on a horrible note and theres been no relief on any front. But as time goes by, we need to take things head on and ensure that we remain prepared for any eventuality. Cricket is no different. It is time for the BCCI to start planning for the year ahead,” Dhumal told Times of India.
The IPL 2020 was supposed to begin in March this year but has been postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic. The ICC is yet to decide on the T20 World Cup, which is currently scheduled for October-November in Australia but the postponement of the T20 World Cup will give BCCI a window to host the IPL.