Voices over postponement of upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia are growing with former Sri Lanka legend and current MCC Chairman Kumar Sangkkara joining the chorus and thinks that options may be to cancel the event amid the global pandemic of Coronavirus. He has even said that the even t may be held in 2022.
“The real thing is what’s going to happen with the virus. Is it going to disappear like SARS and MERS, or is this something that’s going to come back seasonally? Will we have to live with this particular virus or different strains of it from time to time or do we have to live with it long term,”? he said on a Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
“If that’s the case, then some of the changes that we have seen in our lives now, may be the new normal for us for a few years until a vaccine is found or until there’s enough immunity globally among the people to withstand this. So, those are really questions that I don’t think anyone can answer at the moment,” he said.
“We will get more clarity as time goes by. So, I can imagine sitting around a table for the ICC, trying to understand, consulting with experts to understand what’s going on. And more so, the questions that a lot of us have in our minds have still not been answered by the top most experts in the world,”.
The upcoming episode will see a panel involving Sangakkara, Suresh Raina, Robin Uthappa & Irfan Pathan, who will deliberate on pressing issues in the world of cricket during COVID-19 times.