Vikrant Gupta

ICC heading in direction of T20 World Cup in Feb-March, opens alternative to stage IPL in Sept-Oct

The BCCI has made it clear that Check cricket stays paramount for Indian cricket almost about the disrupted World Check Championship at the same time as choices for a delayed T20 World Cup have been mentioned in the course of the ICC chief executives’ committee assembly on Thursday.

The outbreak of Coronavirus has introduced cricket actions, identical to each different sport, to a standstill. The ICC is in technique of formulating contingency plans and a future plan of action when cricket lastly resumes.

The World Check Championship and the inaugural ODI League have been the 2 of the most important points on the agenda in the course of the assembly however organizing the T20 World Cup is the primary main activity at hand for the ICC and Cricket Australia.

As many as eight choices for the T20 World Cup have been on the desk in the course of the assembly, which was attended by 12 full ICC members and three affiliate members. Many of the member Boards appear to have zeroed in on three doable choices so far as the scheduling the T20 World Cup is anxious.

“Although it’s a bit early however three choices have been shortlisted. The primary is to stay to the unique Oct-Nov schedule and the second is to the match in Feb-March subsequent yr. The third and final possibility that was zeroed in on is to stage the match in 2022,” one of many representatives, who was a part of the assembly, advised India At the moment.

“Most probably, they (ICC and member Boards) will transfer in direction of internet hosting the T20 World Cup in Feb-March,” the supply added.

The postponement of the T20 World Cup opens up a window for the IPL, which was scheduled to start out from March 29 however has been suspended because of the Coronavirus. As soon as the influence of Coronavirus reduces the potential for staging the IPL in September-October additionally improves and the match could present as a preparatory floor for the T20 World Cup.

“As for the World Check Championship, the BCCI has maintained the significance of World Check Championship and it’s unlikely that the factors shall be shared. The Check schedules shall be altered with and in all chance, the ultimate, which was scheduled in June 2021, shall be moved to 2022,” the supply added.

No closing determination was taken within the assembly and the ICC will proceed to overview the state of affairs nevertheless it’s changing into more and more clear that the T20 World Cup could also be moved to Feb-March 2021.

The members and the ICC additionally careworn on getting an knowledgeable opinion from the ICC Medical Committee on how lengthy the Covid-19 outbreak could take to subside, apart from resuming cricket with or with out crowds.

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