Srinagar, May 22: International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to postpone the much-anticipated T20 World Cup, Times of India reported.
The mega event is scheduled to take place from October 18 to November 15, however, due to rising tensions in wake of Coronavirus pandemic, the event is likely to be postponed.
According to the report, the ICC will discuss alternate options including Australia hosting the tournament in February/March 2021, India and Australia swapping hosting rights for the T20 World Cups (Australia to host in 2021, India in 2022), and Australia hosting the tournament in 2022.
Once it’s official, the window could be used by the Board of Control for Cricket in India to begin planning for an Indian Premier League. The IPL 2020 has been suspended due to the COVID-19 situation, but with sports facilities opening up, hopes for the tournament to happen this year have increased.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri recently said that cricketing activities could resume after the monsoons in the country. India are also in talks with Cricket South Africa for a three-T20I series in South Africa in August.