Sangakkara against hosting T20 World Cup this year
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has suggested to cancel this year’s T20 World Cup. He advises to avoid risk in such critical situation of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, former BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry has said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) should start by overcoming the fear of coronavirus.
There are many speculations about organizing the T20 World Cup. Various debates are going on in full swing. Just like ‘Talk of the Town’. However, everyone is skeptical about whether the event will be held at the scheduled time. Because the final decision did not come from the ICC board meeting.
However, the host country Australia wants the World Cup to be on time. But there are questions about whether it will be possible to overcome the coronavirus situation.
Sri Lankan legendary batsman Sangakkara, of course, is in favor of a one-year delay. The former Sri Lankan captain made this comment in an interview given to Sky Sports.
“No one knows yet how long the effects of coronavirus will last. Everyone needs to observe it carefully. If it’s effect does not fully stop, organizing a big event like T20 could be a threat. I think a different path should be taken. It would be better to cancel this year without taking any risk,”
the president of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) said.
The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held from October 18 to November 15 this year. However, the reality in Australia is that the World Cup is in jeopardy. This is because the Australian government has extended the lockdown until September.