The deadly Covid-19 pandemic, which has placed countries under lockdown, has cast a shadow over the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15.
Previous Australian cricketer Simon Katich has proposed that the T20 World Cup could be pushed back towards the finish of the Australian summer if the coronavirus emergency made it difficult to hold the competition inside the arranged window.
Katich feels that the men’s competition can be played in February 2021, much the same as Women’s T20 World Cup was held in 2020.
“Conceivably there’s an opportunity to have it later in the mid year, similar to the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup, and whether that is a chance to re-dance things… it’ll be fascinating to hear those conversations which are likely occurring right now and whether that is strategically conceivable with the FTP the manner in which it is,” ESPNCricinfo cited Katich as saying to the SEN Radio.
Coronavirus has taken the world by a tempest executing in excess of 1,20,000 individuals over the globe while negatively affecting various economies and worldwide games all the while. The tale Covid-19 infection has influenced Formula One, football, rugby and has now additionally hit cricket hard with the money rich Indian Premier League turning into the most recent casualty of the pandemic.
The savage Covid-19 pandemic, which has set nations under lockdown, has thrown a shadow over the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15.
“In any case, I’m certain that a T20 World Cup is a need for all the coordinators right now, to attempt to ensure that proceeds sooner or later in the Australian summer given that we’re facilitating it,” Katich included.
The ICC had expressed on March 17 that the T20 World Cup 2020 will “proceed as planned” in spite of the continuous coronavirus emergency. The ICC T20 World Cup is booked to be played from October 18 to November 15 at seven scenes across Australia.