The International Cricket Council (ICC) is not in a hurry to decide the fate of the T20 world cup in Australia later this year as they are “exploring all options”.
According to a sports website, ICC has turned down speculation over a possible postponement of the T20 World Cup 2020 and it will be pushed back to 2021.
“We are continuing with our planning for ICC events as they are, but given the rapidly evolving situation as a prudent and responsible measure we are also undertaking a comprehensive contingency planning exercise,” ICC spokesperson said.
“This includes exploring all options available to us based on a range of scenarios connected to the pandemic,” he added.He also said that the ICC will take advice from experts and authorities, including the Australian government and will take decisions at the appropriate time.
It must be noted that the mega event is scheduled to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15 but with all sporting events either postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fate of the tournament remains uncertain.
As Australia sealing its borders and putting travel restrictions in order to contain the spread of the virus, there has been one more speculation that the tournament might be played behind closed doors.