T20 World Cup 2020 to be postponed: If reports are to be believed, the forthcoming world event will get postponed this week.
In what was in the making for the last month or so, the much-talked about ICC T20 World Cup 2020 will get postponed this week according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.
Originally slated to be played in October-November this year, the world event faces a daunting challenge from the novel COVID-19 pandemic. This Friday’s ICC meeting is likely to finally make the announcement regarding the postponement.
While Australia, who are slated to host the world cup, have done well with to contain the virus, inviting players from 15 other countries inside a bio-secure bubble seems unrealistic.
T20 World Cup 2020 to be postponed
The report further states that Cricket Australia’s desire to host the T20 World Cup in 2021 is unlikely to be fulfilled as the 2021 edition is already with India.
The fact that India are slated to host the ICC Cricket World Cup in the first half of 2023 will make it difficult for them to host the T20 World Cup, the 50-over World Cup and a season of the Indian Premier League (2023) within 8-9 months.
Therefore, it seems likely that India will host the T20 World Cup in 2021 (as originally planned) and Australia will get their chance in 2022.
As IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel had mentioned nearly a month ago, the postponement of the T20 World Cup will allow the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) to confirm the fixtures IPL 2020. With a probable two-month slot likely to be vacated due to the World Cup, the cash-rich league can easily be fitted this year.