Karachi: English skipper Eoin Morgan is doubtful about the prospects of the T20 World Cup going ahead in Australia later this year.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday clarified that it is continuing its preparations for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November.
“I’d be surprised if it goes ahead,” said Morgan. “My reasons for that would be if you look at how Australia have handled the pandemic, they’ve shut down the borders pretty early, had a limited number of cases and deaths in comparison to the rest of the world,” he added.
The 33-year-old Morgan is hopeful to lead England at the T20 World Cup, whenever it is, and also at the following 2021 edition in India, despite a longstanding back problem.
The left-hander hopes form and fitness will allow him to be involved in the defense of England’s 50-over title in India in 2023.
“I think a lot of that is going to be dependent on my body, if my back continues to get better, yes, that could be a chance. If it continues to deteriorate, you can’t look past the T20 World Cups,” he added.
It must be noted that Australia is scheduled to host a 16-team competition but still there is uncertainty due to novel coronavirus spread around the globe.