Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many sporting events were either called-off or postponed. Cricketing activities too have been adversely affected by the global crisis and doubts have been hovering over many major tournaments slated to happen this year.
However, with international cricket coming back two weeks back with England hosting West Indies for a three-match Test series, cricket buffs await the full-fledged return of the remaining tournaments. For the past 2 months, the fate of the T20 World Cup stay undecided because of the risk involved in hosting such a grand tournament on the backdrop of a major health crisis.
But on Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will have a virtual board meet to deliberate on the T20 World Cup. There will be a decisive discussion on the fate of the important ICC tournament during the virtual meet. The T20 World Cup was scheduled to be held from October 18 to November 15 in Australia.
But Cricket Australia has expressed in the month of May itself that hosting of the tournament will be unlikely amid the on-going situation. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking forward to a formal official announcement of the postponement of the T20 World Cup, so that it can go ahead with the schedule for the Indian Premier League (IPL).
With the number of coronavirus cases rising in India, it suggested that the IPL will likely be hosted by UAE once the central government gives a green signal.
The Asia Cup has already been postponed and BCCI is now waiting for the announcement from ICC to go ahead with their plans.
There were speculations that T20 World Cup will be postponed to 2021 with IPL being played in its spot. However, it will all be decided post the ICC virtual meet today.