Organizers of this T20 world cup are making contingency plans if the event cannot go ahead as planned, but remain hopeful the October-November will proceed as schedule. Men’s T20 World Cup is due to be played from 18 October to 15 November 2020. Cricket Australia is hopeful of conducting the Men’s T20 World Cup as scheduled, later this year, despite the outbreak of COVID-19. The pandemic has curtailed the current cricketing season and has radically altered the global sporting landscape. However, Cricket Australia’s chief executive Kevin Roberts on Tuesday confirmed that the planning for the T20 World Cup is going ahead as planned and there have been no major changes.
Talking exclusively about cricket, from the scheduled International matches to the cash rich Indian Premier League, all major tournament have been postponed until the situation normalizes around the globe.
ICC released a statement which read, “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. 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.”
However if the situation worsens or does not improve significantly, showpiece even have to be cancelled this year, to postpone it for 2022. With the 2021 edition to be hosted in India, Australia might brag the hosting rights the year after in this case.
If more clarity is given in this context, will certainly serve as a piece of spectacular news for sports fanatics in such devastating times.