In the aftermath of the Coronavirus, the big challenges await ICC and other cricket bodies while they discuss the return of the game. The social distancing norms and the saliva use to shine the ball are some of the challenges which every cricket body would have to encounter post-coronavirus era.
This year’s ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played from October 18 to November 15 in Australia but the showpiece event is still under cloud of apprehension. ICC members would meet on May 28 to discuss the road map for world cricket events and bilateral fixtures once the action resumes.
Expecting multiple options
The ICC board meeting will follow ICC events committee meeting which will be chaired by Chris Tetley and the later is expected to present multiple options for the upcoming events.
“We are expecting three options from the ICC events committee. First option is having world T20 as per schedule with 14 day quarantine with crowed being allowed. The backup for this option could be tournament in-font of empty stadium. The third option could be shifting the tournament to 2022,” quoted PTI as saying by a board member on the condition of anonymity.
ICC T20 World Cup in Feb-Mar 2021 not a good idea
The PTI source also added that this year’s world cup should not be postponed by a few months ahead provided that Women’s world cup is also in the list in next year; if required, the ICC T20 World Cup should be pushed to 2022 rather than February-March of next year.
Explaining this idea, he said that Women’s world cup will be much safer to host as there will only be eight teams unlike the men’s world cup which involve sixteen teams in the on-field battle for the title.
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