Kevin Roberts has minimized the possibility of the Twenty20 World Cup proceeding in 2020, saying the October-November plan was under “extremely high hazard” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Clearly, we’ve been confident up and down that it could be organized in October-November yet you would need to state there is a high hazard about the possibility of that occurrence,” Kevin Roberts told journalists in a video approach Friday.
“In the occasion that doesn’t occur, there are potential windows in the February-March period, October-November the next year.
“Furthermore, there are suggestions here for the ICC over various years. So there’s a great deal of unpredictability for the ICC to manage.” The International Cricket Council, the game’s reality administering body, has the last say about whether the Oct. 18-Nov. 15 occasion will proceed. Kevin Roberts
On Thursday, the ICC conceded choices over the competition until its next executive gathering on June 10. India’s cricket board (BCCI), which is set to have the accompanying version of the competition in 2021, is watching out for improvements as a delay could open up a window for the Indian Premier League.
The rewarding establishment based competition, which should begin toward the finish of March, must be deferred uncertainly because of the pandemic and the BCCI faces a $530 million dunk in income if the opposition neglects to proceed.
The IPL’s transition to an October-November opening could affect Australia’s booked T20 arrangement with West Indies (Oct. 4-9) and India (Oct. 11-17) affirmed on Thursday, with various Australian internationals contracted to IPL groups.
Australia’s cricketers would require exclusions from CA to be pardoned from universal obligation and play in the IPL however Roberts declined to state whether CA would allow them.
“The subject of the IPL will be tended to when a choice is made around the T20 World Cup, that is the key affecting component there,” Kevin Roberts said.