Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) has questioned the global governing council for delaying its decision on T20 World Cup even after Cricket Australia has accepted its inability to host the marquee tournament this year. The chances of hosting the T20 World Cup in 2020 looks slim as the world is still grappling against the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic, Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings told reporters.
A final call on the T20 World Cup might be taken in July with the global governing council deferring its decision on the marquee event for the second-time straight. In Australia, the government has relaxed its regulations on sporting events, which will allow at least 25 per cent of spectators in the stadium depending on its total holding capacity.
Nothing much left for ICC, don’t know why they are delaying: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal
The marquee event, however, will need a lot of logistics to be hosted for 16 teams which looks hard to be arranged it the current pandemic situation. It is, touted, as one of the major reason for the tournament to be postponed.
“When the host nation is showing its inability to host the tournament, there is nothing much left for the ICC. I don’t know why they are delaying. It’s their call, whenever they want to go ahead with the announcement, they can. But sooner the better for world cricket,” Arun Dhumal told India Today.
Cricket Australia chairman has stressed on the point that hosting a 16-team tournament in the current world looks next to impossible. He said, the Covid-19 cases are increasing, and in such scenario it will be difficult to host a marquee tournament.