Australian Sports Minister Gives Massive Hint On Future Of 2020 T20 World Cup

Australian Sports Minister Gives Massive Hint On Future Of 2020 T20 World Cup

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Dark clouds continue to hover over 2020 T20 World Cup as its fate still hangs in the balance. The T20 World Cup in Australia is slated to get underway in October but due to the lockdown situation enforced to withstand the Covid-19 pandemic it might be postponed to next year. To arrange the logistics beforehand will be major task for the global governing council due to the pandemic situation.

The global governing council has deferred its decision on the marquee event to June 10. It is likely that the tournament will be postponed to next year. CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) President Kumar Sangakkara had hinted about the possibilities of the tournament being postponed to early 2021.
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T20 World Cup 2020. (Photo: Twitter)

Australia Working With ICC For T20 World Cup To Proceed: Australian Sports Minister

Australian Sports Minister Richard Colbeck has said that is working with the global governing council and wants the tournament to proceed in October. However, there is no certainty and the state government continues to work towards it.

“As Australia’s sports minister, I join with cricket fans around Australia is looking forward to welcoming the Indian squad ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The federal government, along with the International Cricket Council and state governments continue to work towards ensuring the event proceeds”, Colbeck said in an interview with Sportstar.

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T20 World Cup (Credits: Twitter)

Cricket Australia, on the other hand, are keen to host India for the traditional Test series so that they can recover from the losses given the stature of the series.

The 16-team 2020 T20 World Cup is originally slated to take place from October 18 to November 15.