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The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc across the sporting world, cancelling and postponing every event in its path. Much like all other field sports, cricket too has been hit hard by the global crisis as countries strengthen rules and regulations in a bid to combat the sporead of the disease.
With Australia having sealed its borders for six months till September 30 to deal with the coronavirus crisis, there is a growing feeling that the T20 World Cup scheduled to take place from October 18 to November 15 in Australia, too could be postponed to next year.
However, a reliable source tracking developments has confirmed to TOI that “ICC will not take any such decision till as late as August.”
“Right now, things look bleak, and people’s health is the first priority. However, what if the situation improves in a few months’ time? What if the ICC announces that the T20 World Cup is postponed in May itself, and things improve a couple of months down the line, and cricket’s governing body realizes that it took a hasty decision. The ICC will take time to decide on the fate of this event, till as late as August. Don’t expect any announcement before that,” the source told this paper.