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ICC Board video conference on Friday to discuss contingency plans

PTI
Published Mar 25, 2020, 9:57 am IST
Updated Mar 25, 2020, 9:57 am IST
Discussion likely on ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia from mid-October and bilateral Test series in the World Test Championship
Courtesy icc-cricket.com
 Courtesy icc-cricket.com

New Delhi: The member nations of the International Cricket Council will be engaged in a video conference on Friday to discuss contingency plans for upcoming ICC events in the wake of global travel restrictions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The high-profile ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia from mid-October along with the bilateral Test series in the World Test Championship schedule could be in for a rejig in case the lockdown continues for another two months.
However, one ICC Board member made it clear that no decision will be taken during Friday's video conference.

 

"It's more about an update on contingency planning at this stage. In case of an extreme situation, there should be plan B and C ready. So, we board members need to understand the options available," the veteran administrator said.

"Obviously, the situation currently is very serious and COVID-19 and its implications is on agenda. But if you think logically, World T20 is in October and final of World Test Championship is in June, 2021.

"So we have time and no point in taking any decision in haste. No decisions expected on Friday. It's more of a stock taking," he added.

 

However, if the lockdowns in various countries continue beyond June, then member nations will be forced to draw up alternate plans for the bilateral series which offer points for the World Test Championship.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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