Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has postponed decision on T20 World Cup 2020 until next month with the hope to get the current situation settled down.
ICC’s board met on Wednesday via teleconference to discuss the future of the T20 World Cup 2020 and ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021. Following the prevailing cases of COVID-19 and public health, ICC has deferred the decision related to mega events.
The Board expressed its desire to continue to assess and evaluate the rapidly changing public health situation caused by COVID-19 working with key stakeholders including governments to explore how the events can be staged to protect the health and safety of everyone involved.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “The situation surrounding the global pandemic is evolving rapidly and we want to give ourselves the best possible opportunity to make the right decision for the whole sport. The health and well-being of everyone involved is our priority and other considerations fall out from that.
“We will only get one chance to make this decision and it needs to be the right one and as such we will continue to consult with our Members, broadcasters, partners, governments, and players and to ensure that we make a well-informed decision.”