With back-to-back big-ticket events being hampered, or scheduled to a later date due to COVID-19 out-break, International Cricket Council (ICC) have started to assess the conditions and their impact on the upcoming ICC events like the T20 World Cup and inaugural Test Championship’s final.
The men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played in Australia this year. The tournament will be played between October 18 and November 15. According to the latest statement from ICC, the local organising committee and the relevant authorities are monitoring the situation closely and till now, the tournament is all set to go as scheduled.
“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 had said in the 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,” ICC further stated.
Earlier, there were multiple reports that ICC is planning to cancel or postpone the T20 tournament till 2022. But the latest statement from ICC has quashed all the rumours thus clearing all the doubts regarding the future of much anticipated tournament.
In a last month and so, the World has been hit severely by the COVID-19 virus. The Virus originated from the Wuhan City of China has created havoc in the world. The virus has infected 203 countries and two international conveyances till now, infecting over 1.2 Million People and consuming around 55,000 lives in this duration. Even the doctors and medical teams World over have failed to make an antidote of the deadly virus till now.
To combat the ever worsening situation, the Governments world over have also locked down their respective countries, cancelling all the Visas and foreign travels till the situation improves significantly.