The Twenty20 World Cup held in Australia this year is “unrealistic” amid a global coronavirus epidemic, Cricket Australia president Earl Eddings entered on Tuesday. The tournament is scheduled to take place from October 18 to November 15, and officials have previously stated that they plan to proceed to those dates for it. But with many global borders still closed due to virus-related travel restrictions, Edding admitted that was increasingly unlikely. “While it has not been formally discontinued this year, or has been postponed, trying to get 16 countries in Australia in the current world, where most countries are still undergoing COVID spiking, me It seems unrealistic, or it is going to be a lot, very difficult, ”he told reporters.
Eddings said that Cricket Australia has put several options before the International Cricket Council.
He said, “ICC meetings are taking place, it is currently a running event.”
T20 World Cup chief executive Nick Hockley, who took over as head of Interim Cricket Australia on Tuesday, said he expected the ICC to decide the future of the tournament next month.
“We have got a great local organizing committee, which is busy with the preparations for every event and the decision that will come, will be there,” he said.
The most likely scenario seems to be a rescheduling of the tournament until next year, but it will depend on the state of the epidemic and gain a place in cricket’s crowded calendar.