Kevin Roberts, the CEO of Cricket Australia, thinks that the schedule of the ICC T20 World Cup is to face many disruptions amidst the Coronavirus outbreak and is at higher risk due to a similar reason.
The mega-event was all set to be kicked off by 18th October but as the higher uncertainties exist amidst the global health crisis, ICC can choose to eradicate the tournament and shift it to another window of the upcoming years.
The meeting was held to decide the fate of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020. Consequently, the officials have decided not to make any decision until 10th June. A new meeting is all set to be held on 10th June where discussions will be again made regarding the schedule of ICC’s mega-event.
Kevin Roberts thinks that the World Cup can get canceled as the situations aren’t in favor and can be rescheduled for another time as handling sixteen teams in one place can be dangerous for the authorities.
T20 World Cup 2020 schedule at high risk: CEO of Cricket Australia
“Obviously, we’ve been hoping all along that it could be staged in October-November but you would have to say there is a very high risk about the prospect of that happening. In the event that that doesn’t happen, there are potential windows in the February-March period, October-November the following year.
“And there are implications here for the ICC over a number of years. So there’s a lot of complexity for the ICC to deal with,” Kevin Roberts was quoted as saying by India Today.