Gaurav Gupta, Mumbai
Due to the corona virus global epidemic, all sports activities around the world have either been suspended or canceled. The IPL has been postponed and the T20 World Cup is also under question.
And while Australia has sealed its borders for six months from September 30, to combat the Corona virus, there are also doubts about the T20 World Cup to be held between October 18 and November 15. There are also reports that this tournament can be postponed till next year.
However, a trusted source told the Times of India, “Our ICC will not take any such decision before August”.
“The situation is not good at the moment and people’s health is the first priority,” the source said. However what if things get better in the next two months? If the ICC decides to postpone the World Cup in May itself and then the situation improves for the next few months and after this the cricketing body of cricket realizes that it has taken a hasty decision. The ICC will take a decision about the future of this event very carefully, it will not take any decision before August. And before that don’t expect any decision. ‘
The source said, ‘Talk of the moment, everything is going on under the fixed plans. And it is expected that the tournament will be held on the scheduled date.
An ICC spokesman further said, “In this era of uncertainty, our first priority is the safety of the players, coaches, fans and the entire cricketer fraternity. We will work in the coming months by putting security first.
There are also reports that this tournament can be held in an empty stadium.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the ICC has called a meeting of all its chief executive committee members through video conferencing. Jai Shah will participate in the meeting on behalf of the BCCI. “Now that the international cricket tournaments have been postponed, it is expected that all members will expect a change in the Future Tours program, or FTP,” the source said. These decisions are also at an early stage. Many meetings will have to be held now to take a final decision.