Official announcement next week
MUMBAI: Australia has announced that it will postpone the T20 World Cup in Australia between October and November this year. An official announcement on this will be made after the International Cricket Council’s high-level teleconference next week.
According to ICC sources, the World Cup is being shifted because Australia has closed its air and naval and land borders until mid-September to defend Kovid. However, there are signs that the Indian Cricket Control Board is under pressure to hold the postponed IPL during the World Cup.
The Australian Cricket Board (BCCI) has ruled that it is difficult for the 16 teams to host the tournament. Earlier, it was rumored that the World Cup would be shifted to 2022, but three options are now in the works. The same will be discussed in the teleconference.
The new chairman election will also be discussed at the ICC meeting. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has welcomed South African cricket director Graeme Smith to replace Shashank Manohar, who is stepping down.
World Cup plans
The World Cup will be held in February / March 2021. But this will affect Eamland’s Indian tour. Moreover, the IPL is coming soon. Two big Twenty20s
The Star Group, which has won the broadcasting rights of both tournaments, is doubtful if the tournaments are getting closer and the crowd is tired.
The eighth Twenty20 World Cup is slated to take place in India between October and November 2021. The second option is to leave Australia for the World Cup and India to host the 2022 World Cup.
Make it to Australia’s World Cup 2022. There is no need to negotiate with the BCCI. The ICC knows how to prioritize the EI plan. The fact that no other ICC tournaments are scheduled for 2022 is a positive.