The global governing council for the second-time straight deferred its impeding decision on the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia. The T20 World Cup is originally slated to get underway in October but the council is seemingly taking its time to decide about the future of the tournament in a pandemic situation.
The governing council, on Wednesday, deferred it decision saying it would further explore contingency plans while also preparing to deliver the tournament in Australia. Cricket Australia chief has downplayed the idea of hosting the tournament on its original date, suggesting that, it will be a ‘high-risk’ situation towards October and November.
The move on T20 World Cup is right: Kane Richardson
Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson is a regular in the shortest format and will be vying to don the national team jersey for the marquee tournament. Richardson believes the council has done the right thing to defer their decision as it is always nice to have a clearer idea before making an important decision.
“It’s always nice to know what’s going to happen in the near future but taking as much time as we can to make a decision about this is important,” Richardson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“I think it’s the right move, I think Australia and New Zealand have been really good in terms of flattening the curve, so I think there’s some positivity there in terms of some cricket being on this summer with some kind of normality around it.
“The best decision is to take your time with this and make sure we’ve made the right decision,” he added.
In all likelihood, if the T20 World Cup gets postponed, it will open doors for IPL 2020 to commence in the October window.