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Postponement of T20I World Cup will lead way to plan IPL 2020 schedule

The uncertainty still hovers around the 2020 World Cup that is actually scheduled during October-November, in Australia. However ICC that meets today might likely take a move on its decision of holding up to the tournament as usual or postpone it to a later date. There has been a long wait since the highest board is waiting for the confirmation of response from the hosting country amid the ongoing pandemic. Since the start of severity from end of March 2020, covid-19 crisis has led different tournaments to postpone indefinitely, including India’s huge domestic league IPL. BCCI is now looking at the current situation, to step in for allowing IPL to take place in the Oct-Nov window, in case ICC reveals this year’s WC to be postponed. Australia would be hosting 16 different teams in this World Cup tournament. There has been an increase in coronavirus cases across Victoria and New South Wales. Australia still faces an unusual situation like many other countries. So the final decision on allowing the play to go on with normalcy, and with CA’s consent, ICC might reveal a final decision today.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the world look ahead for a decision from Cricket Australia on the World Cup (WC) decision. However there are likely chances for postponement of the T20I World Cup this year, as the coronavirus crisis caused a huge panic. While the travel restrictions might stop few participating nations in the WC, India is laying a different plan.

The WC schedule is actually scheduled to take place during October-November 2020, but it fell into doubt with a completely different situation. On the other hand, India is planning to schedule IPL 2020 during this window, in case the world tour gets cancelled. Prior to the World Cup, the Asia Cup in September is in place. There’s no final decision on commencement of this cup yet.

There have been thoughts from Cricket Australia and the ICC T20 World Cup Local Organising Committee on other plans. This is to look at the chances of developing bio-secure grounds, hosting foreign nations and resuming back the cricket. But there might be some clarity opening up soon.


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