Australian opener David Warner says it’s unlikely that the T20 World Cup might be staged in his nation in October-November due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All cricketing exercise has come to a halt as a result of well being disaster and there are severe doubts over the way forward for T20 World Cup.
“The ICC World Cup won’t go forward right here by the seems to be of it. It will likely be troublesome to get everybody (16 groups) collectively,” mentioned Warner in an Instagram dwell session with India’s batting star Rohit Sharma.
In the meantime, Cricket Australia is ready to debate the destiny of internet hosting the World T20 with the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Could 8. In line with a report, the assembly might be a teleconference, the place CA is probably going to purchase extra time, though a particular conclusion concerning the event is anticipated on the finish of the assembly.
“CA stays optimistic the 2020-21 males’s and ladies’s residence summer time – scheduled to start with the boys’s T20 World Cup in October and November – will proceed, whether or not in empty stadia if social distancing restrictions stay in place or as related crowd tips enable,” a launch from the board in April mentioned.
BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal, in dialog with PTI on Friday, mentioned that the destiny of World T20 will resolve the destiny of IPL 2020, explaining that of the quadrennial event fails to happen, IPL could be a risk.
“If the scenario improves by that point (September-October), we even have take into consideration T20 WC and Asia Cup and accordingly take a name. For a full-fledged IPL to occur, you must have a minimum of 45-50 days. Whether or not we get the window, it’s nonetheless a query mark.”
(with PTI inputs)