The global health crisis, Coronavirus, has affected the sports scenario across the globe dismissively. Cricket is one of the major sports that has been under the influence of the Coronavirus, unfortunately.
One of the mega-events, ICC T20 World Cup 2020, that was to be kicked off by 18th October, is to face several disruptions in its way amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
As a consequence of the situation, there can be severe interference in the ICC T20 world cup 2020 schedule as well. The organizers are looking for another window of 2021 Feb-March which is already a window for Pakistan Super League (PSL). The Pakistan Cricket authorities can’t either look for a window of April because of Ramadan; where will PSL go?
Moreover, next year, the cricket world could have two T20 World Cups; one, that is to take place in India and another, that is to be shifted to 2021.
There might be two possibilities for organizing the two world cups. Instead of moving 2020s’ event to Feb-March 2021, organizers can fix it in place when India is all ready to hold ICC’s event. Consequently, India will be hosting the mega-event in 2022 if the scenario discussed happens.
The cricketing world could be enjoying two back to back World Cups; 2021 and 2022, as the regular schedule comprised of the years 2020 and 2021. As the possibilities seem very minor for ICC T20 World Cup 2020, either of the scenarios can be considered.
Furthermore concluded, the Indian cricketing authorities are looking for a selfish chance to organize their cash-rich league as the probabilities of the T20 World Cup to go ahead are very minor. However, ICC is to hold a meeting later this week to decide the fate of the ICC T20 World Cup.
T20 World Cup’s fate to be decided next week
“Board members will discuss the possibility of organizing the tournament and consider all available options, including the postponement of the tournament to a new date,” said the source.
“A postponement means the tournament will not be able to be organized before 2022 and this may provoke other boards to resist the idea of delaying the tournament.” believes the source.
As a consequence, the former Australian cricketer, Mark Taylor, thinks that in case if ICC T20 World Cup 2020 does not take place, there are possibilities for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be staged.
He thinks that cancellation of ICC T20 World Cup 2020 can be used as an opened door to organize India’s cash-rich league, IPL can be taken under consideration.