The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that preparations are ongoing for the T20 World Cup to go ahead as planned in Australia in October-November.
Several reports from Indian media claimed that ICC members had come to the conclusion that this year’s event would be postponed to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic however ICC spokesperson denied the reports.
“The ICC has not taken a decision to postpone the T20 World Cup and preparations are ongoing for the event in Australia this year as per plan,” a spokesperson for the governing body told Reuters.
World Cricket’s Apex body is due to meet on Thursday to discuss some key issues related to the coronavirus outbreak and members will also address the T20 World Cup, which is due to be contested in Australia from October 18 to November 15.
“This is on the agenda for the ICC Board meeting tomorrow and a decision will be taken in due course,” he added.
Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Kevin Roberts claimed that there is still no clarity on the fate of the mega event.
“We don’t have clarity on that one, yet. But as the situation continues to improve, you never know what might be possible. It’s ultimately a decision for the ICC,” said Roberts.
Much like every other sport in the world, cricket has been hit hard ever since the coronavirus pandemic took over. Fans have been eager to witness any sort of cricket action and it would be a massive thing if the World T20 in Australia does go through smoothly.