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 on Tuesday. Though the postponement of T20 World Cup is still not officially confirmed, the speculations draws a major hope for IPL 2020 to be hosted this year.
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.
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.
T20 World Cup looks unrealistic this year: Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings
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.
“While it hasn’t been formally called off this year, or postponed, trying to get 16 countries into Australia in the current world, where most countries are still going through COVID spiking, I think it’s unrealistic, or it’s going to be very, very difficult,” Eddings told reporters.