An ICC board meeting held earlier today has postponed the 2020 T20 World cup due to tom the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.CC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “We have undertaken a comprehensive and complex contingency planning exercise and through this process, our number one priority has been to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in the sport.”
Earlier Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings said that it was unlikely that the T20 World Cup would go ahead owing to the current situation all over the world. “The decision to postpone the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was taken after careful consideration of all of the options available to us and gives us the best possible opportunity of delivering two safe and successful T20 World Cups for fans around the world,”Sawhney said
The ICC has been deliberating a decision of whether to postpone the big-ticket event before taking a final call today. With the T20 World Cup out of the way, the BCCI can go ahead and firm up preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL). With a recent surge in coronavirus cases in India, the event could be shifted to the UAE for the second time in a row. Last year the first 20 matches fo the IPL was held in UAE due to general elections in India.