The CEO of Cricket Australia (CA): T20 World Cup 2020 schedule under ‘very high risk’
Cricket Australia (CA) boss Kevin Roberts has minimized the possibility of the Twenty20 T20 World Cup unfolding in 2020, saying the October to November calendar was under “very high risk” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Obviously, we’ve been hoping from the beginning that it could be done in October-November, but it has to be said that there is a very high risk about the possibility of that happening,” Roberts told reporters in a video call Friday. “In case that doesn’t happen, there are potential windows in the period from February to March, from October to November of the following year. And there are implications here for the ICC for several years. Therefore, there is a lot of complexity that the ICC must deal with.”
The sport’s global governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), has the final say on whether to speak from 18 October to 11 November. 15 events will go ahead.
On Thursday, the ICC deferred decisions on the tournament until its next meeting of the meeting on June 10.