The fate of T20 World Cup to decide on June 10
The entire cricket world was watching yesterday’s International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting with keen interest. The fate of the 2020 Twenty20 World Cup in Australia was supposed to be determined by this video conference.
But all other decisions, including the T20 World Cup, have been postponed until the next ICC meeting. The next meeting will be held on June 10.
The 2020 Twenty20 World Cup in Australia is scheduled from October 18 to November 15. But in the current context of the coronavirus epidemic, many see it as more likely to be postponed. It was during this time that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to organize the Indian Premier League (IPL).
However, no such decision was taken today, at least at a meeting of the board of the International Cricket Council, chaired by ICC chairman Shashank Manohar. Who can say whether it will be in the adjourned meeting on June 10!
However, an important issue that came up in the ICC meeting held on Thursday is the leak of information. A statement from the ICC said that the board’s confidentiality was not being protected and that several members of the board had expressed concern. This raises the question of whether the ICC board is able to uphold its standards of good governance. The proposal was therefore unanimously approved by the ICC’s Ethics Officer. The ICC chief executive will provide an update on the matter at a meeting on June 10.
“The Board has requested the ICC management to continue discussions with the stakeholders to find various ways of emergency in the rapidly changing public health situation due to the COVID-19 virus,” the ICC statement said.