‘Don’t have clarity on T20 World Cup yet’ CA CEO Kevin Roberts


Karachi: Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Kevin Roberts has revealed that there is still no clarity on the fate of the T20 World Cup in Australia in October 2020.

Australia is scheduled to host a 16-team competition but still there is uncertainty due to novel coronavirus spread around the globe.

“We don’t have clarity on that one, yet. But as the situation continues to improve, you never know what might be possible. It’s ultimately a decision for the ICC,” Roberts said.

However, CA Chief is confident to host India later this year for the four-Test series and could also tour England for limited-overs series in September as he spoke to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

“I guess there’s no such thing as certainty in today’s world so I can’t say 10 (out of 10), but I’m going to say nine out of 10,” he added.

“I’d be really surprised if we can’t get the Indian tour away. But I wouldn’t, hand on heart, suggest we’ll have full crowds from the start. We’ll just have to wait and see how that goes.”

“Obviously we won’t jeopardize the safety of the players, but the best test of that is that the West Indian and Pakistan tours, go off without a hitch,” he maintained.

It must be noted that Cricket has also been affected by coronavirus pandemic. Several series and tournaments have been postponed, however, boards are trying to organize series behind closed doors and in a safe and bio-secure environment.

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