The T20 World Cup 2020 is set to start in October this year but is threatened by the COVID-19 force-suspension.
The optimistic workers of the organizing committee are up to consider ‘various postulated sequence of possible events’ about the mega event.
With precisely by schedule six-and-a-half months to go for the T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia this year, the organizing committee still extant optimistic about the event but is considering “different conditions” amidst the Covid-19 global pandemic on the line that turns the world. Since, WHO declared it a global pandemic, The health crisis has already led to the force cancellation or postponement of many high profile sporting events and so does to 2020’s premier ICC event.
However, The ICC keeping the ‘see and watch’ policy up there for now given that it is a quick call to make now about the event amidst the COVID-19. The committee of WC organizing remains optimistic.
Chief executive of the T20 World Cup 2020 organizing committee says.
“We’re wanting to give ourselves the best possible chance of going ahead as planned, so there’s no imminent or quick decision,” Hockley said to AAP.
“Hopefully it’s all resolved, and we go ahead. If it isn’t completely resolved, we are looking at all the different scenarios, which is only prudent. They are collective discussions involving the organizing committee, the ICC, all the members. We will keep everyone updated if anything changes. But for now, we’re just under seven months away … we’ve got a bit of time.”
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The T20 World Cup 2020 is supposed to kick-start on October 18th with the final scheduled on November 15th. Given the popularity of Australian Rules Football aka footy and rugby in the country, the ICC event’s scheduling was pitch-perfect, given that the AFL and NRL seasons would have ended before the tournament.
The deadly COVID-19 forced suspension of two of the favourite games in Australia. The target is now heading towards the suspension of the mega ICC event. Hockley didn’t seem to fuss.
“We really feel for the winter codes, obviously, they’re doing it very tough,” Hockley said. “In the event, they have extended seasons … we still think the World Cup is a really strong proposition that might not come here again for 10 or 20 years.”
“People love a World Cup; cricket is Australia’s national sport. We’re playing all around the country at venues that are some of the best in the world … and T20 is the format that appeals to the broadest possible demographic. We’re very encouraged already by the take-up in terms of ticket sales.”
The mega ICC world event is scheduled to kick-off on October 18th of this year.