The International Cricket Council (ICC) is yet to make a decision on whether to organise or postpone this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia, ESPNcricinfo has reported.
The sport’s governing body was to make a final decision regarding the event in its board meeting on Thursday. However, the meeting became a discussion on “issue of confidentiality” and finished with an “independent investigation” into the situation.
The discussion on the important affairs, which includes whether to organise the T20 World Cup as per schedule, has been postponed till June 10.
Although the tournament is still scheduled to begin on October 18 as planned, its chances of going ahead are slim due to the coronavirus pandemic. It faces challenges of bringing 16 teams from across the world into one country and creating a bio-secure environment.
The sport’s governing body has to keep travel restriction policies and safety protocols in check, while organising the tournament behind closed doors will have financial setbacks.
Alternate plans have been devised by the ICC’s Finance & Commercial Affairs (F&CA) department for the rescheduling of the tournament.