ICC to decide fate of T20 World Cup on May 28

Coronavirus Outbreak | ICC Meeting on T20 World Cup 2020 Australia

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Cricket Committee is all set to hold a video conference on May 28 where the fate of the T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia could be decided. As per the sources within the cricketing governing body, the T20 World Cup will be the topmost agenda in the video conference meeting.

“There is a meeting of the cricket committee on May 28 and the topmost agenda of the meeting is to discuss the way forward for the T20 World Cup, may proposals will be discussed, including the postponement of the tournament,” the sources within the ICC told ANI.

Recently, Australia’s Sports Minister Richard Colbeck had claimed that managing the crowds will be the biggest challenge during the T20 World Cup later this year amid coronavirus outbreak.

2020 T20 World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by Australia in October-November later this year. However, the coronavirus outbreak has brought all the sports events to a halt. Meanwhile, the players are practicing social distancing and self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the governments all around are asking people to stay at home.

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“The issue for the World Cup is not so much the teams as the crowds and that’s probably one of the hurdles we really have to consider and probably one that world cricket will look at pretty closely as well,” ESPNCricinfo had quoted Colbeck as saying on a radio station SEN.

-PTC News