After IPL 2020, The ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Might Also Get Canceled: The Coronavirus pandemic has badly affected the lives of everyone around the globe. The virus that began in China has now taken over the world, with the numbers of infected people reaching to almost 4 lakhs and 17,000 losing their lives to the disease.
In the wake of the outbreak, the entertainment arena has brought itself into a standstill. Many sporting events and tournaments have been postponed, called off or are in line to be postponed. From the Indian Premier League getting suspended to several international matches getting canceled due to the pandemic.
However, one tournament which will be most affected by the pandemic is the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to begin on 18th October. The seventh edition of the mega event is scheduled to take place in Australia, where the number of infected people has reached to 2,136. The Australian government is also prioritizing the safety of the public just like the rest of the world and thus, the concerns about the World Cup happening have increased.
Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to take a decision on the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on March 29. An apex body officials will be having a teleconference with all the international boards.
But it is still not sure who will be representing India from BCCI. If rumors are to be believed then the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly could himself be attending the meeting and if not Sourav Ganguly, then BCCI secretary Jay Shah could be the one representing BCCI in the meeting.
As per a report by Indian Express, “the ICC is likely to have at least preliminary discussions on the fate of the world cup when its 18 member board of directors including heads of the 12 test playing nations hold a teleconference on March 29. It was supposed to be a full-fledged meeting over three days in Dubai before the coronavirus situation forced a change in plans.”