‘Pakistan will not support ICC’s any such move’
The whole world in a lockdown at the moment and the sports events are getting postponed because of that. ICC’s one of of the major events. T20 World Cup was scheduled to take place later this year. However, now it is uncertain whether the upcoming T20 World Cup 2020 will take place according to the plan.
Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has called for a meeting to decide the fate of the T20 World Cup. Reports are being surfaced that the tournament will be shifted to 2022 and there are possibilities that the Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place instead of the World Cup in October-November window.
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is not likely to support any such move by the International Cricket Council as one of the board officials feels that the highest authority of cricket should wait for at least two more months before considering any reschedule of the tournament.
“We are in May and there is still time. The ICC members should wait and see where this Coronavirus pandemic goes. A decision on staging the event can be taken even after say two months. There is no cricket being played right now but in two months’ time we will know what is the position because West Indies and Pakistan are to play in England if things go according to plan,” the official was quoted as saying by News18.
“The IPL is a domestic event of the BCCI and cannot be given preference over ICC events or bilateral agreements. Pakistan will not support any such move,” the source added.