The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday refuted reports that the T20 World Cup will be postponed till 2022. Speaking to ANI, a source said that ICC has not decided to postpone the T20 World Cup and preparations are ongoing for the event in Australia this year, as per plan. The topic is on the agenda for the ICC Board meeting tomorrow and a decision will be made in due course. The upcoming T20 World Cup that is scheduled to be held in September in Australia.
“The ICC has not decided to postpone the T20 World Cup and preparations are ongoing for the event in Australia this year as per plan,” a spokesperson for the governing body told Reuters.
Earlier today, PTI had reported that the T20 World Cup is likely to be postponed till 2022, quoting ICC sources.
“There is a good chance that postponement of World T20 will be decided during Thursday’s board meeting. Whether there will be a formal announcement or not is the question,” an ICC board member told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
“There is very little chance of World T20 going ahead in this situation. I don’t think either Cricket Australia or the top boards will mind,” he added.
The postponement would have opened a window for the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) in October.
If the decision would have been formalized, it would have given members a chance to chalk out their bilateral blueprint in upcoming months.
Earlier on May 15, PTI had reported that ICC’s Events Committee might present multiple options– one of them would be to shift the tournament to October-November, 2022 while India will host its edition in 2021.
(With inputs from Jagran)