Global cricket chiefs on Thursday announced to move forward with plans of staging the T20 World Cup, in Australia, as per schedule despite the coronavirus pandemic which has halted all major sporting events.
Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts said his organisation was working closely with the ICC, the Australian government and local organisers to gain a “comprehensive understanding” of what it would take to host the T20 World Cup as planned.
“We are also jointly exploring all other options in relation to staging the event and will take the right decisions at the right time so we can host a wonderful celebration of the sport and keep everyone involved safe and well,” he added.
The conference call brought together the chief executives of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) 12 full member nations and three associate representatives.
Global cricket is at a standstill as a result of COVID-19, with stark warnings issued over the damaging economic fallout.