T20 World Cup in New Zealand!
There’s much uncertainty about hosting T20 World Cup in Australia this year. Then there’s a possibility that World Cup will shift to Australia’s neighboring country New Zealand. Former Australian cricketer and now popular commentator Dean Jones thinks this year’s T20 World Cup could be on Kiwi soil.
There is a reason behind Jones’ proposal. The coronavirus situation in New Zealand is under control. No new patients were found in the last 12 days. There is only one infected person who is undergoing treatment following all precautions. As a result, the country will be coronavirus-free as soon as this patient recovers.
In this context, the New Zealand cabinet on Monday proposed to bring down the alert system to level one. In other words, the ban on public gatherings is being lifted.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for the lifting of the ban, saying “if, and only if, there are no further unexpected cases over the coming days.”
“Jacinda Ardern said NZ could move to alert level 1 next week, which means all social distancing measures and curbs on mass gatherings will be lifted, she said. Maybe play the T20 WC there? #justathought,”
said Jones in a tweet.
The World Cup will be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15. However, there are still travel bans in force. The coronavirus situation in Australia is out of control. “The T20 World Cup will not be held in Australia this year, for a number of reasons,” Jones said on a YouTube page.