Because the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) board meets for yet one more digital assembly on Monday, query stays on whether or not it’s going to lastly take a name on the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be held in Australia later this yr.

The T20 World Cup is scheduled from 18 October to 15 November however Cricket Australia has already indicated that it might not be potential for it to host the match this time round owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, the ICC has adopted a wait-and-watch coverage, stating it will discover all potential ‘contingency’ choices.

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However within the assembly on Monday, a decisive spherical of deliberation is predicted on the destiny of the match, with the member boards just like the BCCI hoping for readability. So far as the BCCI is worried, its goal is to conduct the cash-rich Indian Premier League within the September-November window if the T20 World Cup is formally referred to as off.

“For the BCCI, conducting the IPL is of significance. However for that, the ICC should take a name on the T20 World Cup. Solely then, we will consider planning the IPL,” one of many BCCI officers stated.

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With spike within the coronavirus circumstances, the franchise-based match is most definitely to be shifted to the United Arab Emirates, as soon as the Indian authorities offers its nod.

Board officers who’ve been monitoring the developments, nonetheless, admit that the ICC must comply with protocols earlier than taking calls on such big-ticket tournaments. “There are just a few nitty-grittys that have to be adopted by the BCCI. So, it has to contemplate each facet earlier than taking a name,” a senior official stated.

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Final week, the Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in September, was postpone as a result of pandemic and forward of the ICC assembly, the members hope {that a} resolution comes out quickly. Sportstar understands that the nomination course of for the ICC’s subsequent unbiased chairman is also mentioned within the assembly. Earlier this month, Shashank Manohar stepped down because the unbiased chairman, resulting in speculations on who would succeed him.


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