Will The ICC T-20 World Cup Also Be Postponed? ICC Responds
Following the global coronavirus outbreak, different sporting events have either been called off or temporarily suspended across the world.
The ICC T-20 World Cup, which is set to be played in Australia, is also under the clouds of uncertainty. However, the cricket governing body is hopeful that the event will be played as per schedule.
“In response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Local Organising Committee is monitoring the situation closely with relevant authorities, and will continue to do so,” ICC said in a statement.
“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place from 18 October – 15 November 2020 in seven venues across Australia. We are planning for the event to go ahead as scheduled,” the statement added.
On the other hand, Cricket Australia has cancelled the final round of the Sheffield Shield. This was announced by Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts.
“We’re really hoping that all forms of sport can be played again in a few weeks or a few months,” Roberts said.
“None of us are experts in this situation obviously, so our hope is that we’re back in very much normal circumstances come October and November when the men’s T20 World Cup is to be played,” he added.
The ICC T-20 World Cup will be played from October 18 until November 15 in Australia.
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