Dean Jones recommends New Zealand as alternative venue for T20 World Cup


Karachi: Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has recommended New Zealand as an alternate venue for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2020, which is currently scheduled to take place in his home country Australia from October 18 to November 15.

New Zealand might lift all social distancing restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and have also recorded no new cases of coronavirus for a 12th consecutive day on Wednesday and presently has just one active case.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that there will be no need for social distancing on planes under Alert Level 1. Gathering restrictions will be removed and all current COVID-19 rules on businesses and services will be lifted under alert level 1, however, border restrictions will remain in place.

“Jacinda Ardern said NZ could move to alert level 1 next week, which means all social distancing measures and curbs on mass gatherings will be lifted, she said. Maybe play the T20 WC there?” Jones tweeted.

It must be noted that ICC has not made the final decision regarding the 16-team competition in Australia and is likely to decide its future in the next board meeting, scheduled on June 10.

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