ICC Provides Relief To Ticket-Holders Of The 2020 T20 World Cup Following Their Decision To Postpone The Event

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Amid ICC’s decision of postponing the 2020 T20 World Cup slated to take place in Australia, it has assured that the ticket-holders would be served justice. On Monday, the ICC arrived on the long-standing decision to defer the marquee event due to COVID-19 threat. The tournament was supposed to start on the 18th of October and continue till the 15th of November.

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While the condition of the pandemic is far more stable in Australia, compared to most, the apex body of cricket could not ignore its sporadic waves. ICC’s decision of postponing it arrived significantly at the possibility of hosting 16 teams in the nation amid the norms to follow in the wake of the health crisis. The ICC predicted to have seen plenty of logistical challenges accommodating 16 sides safely.

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T20 World Cup (Photo: Twitter)

As per their decision, India and Australia would play as the hosts for 2020 and 2021 edition of T20 World Cups. However, it remains unclear as of now that which country will serve as hosts for which tournament. Meanwhile, ICC’s call has also paved the way for the BCCI to stage the IPL this year.

What do ICC’s FAQs say for the ticket-holders?

Melbourne Cricket Ground | 2020 T20 World Cup
The magnificent Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which would have played host to the 2020 T20 World Cup final

As for those who have bought tickets already, the world cricket governing body says that they can retain those, provided Australia hosts the competition in 2021. The tickets would remain valid for the fans who have purchased beforehand and would be automatically updated to reflect new dates. In case Australia stages it in 2022, a full refund would be provided to them.

For the 2021 fixtures, hospitality package will stay valid too. The potential spectators can retain the tickets until the dates get fixed and refund requests can be made until the 15th of December and would get processed within 30 days after online submission.

Ticket holders are welcome to retain their tickets, noting, if Australia hosts in 2021, tickets will remain valid for fans who have already bought and will be automatically updated to reflect the new dates. If Australia hosts in 2022, for tickets already bought a full refund will be processed automatically,” ICC maintained in its release.

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