| PTI Updated: 20 Jul 2020, 11:04:00 AM IST
The online meeting of the Board of International Cricket Council (ICC) will be very important today. There will be a decisive discussion on the future of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year. The BCCI hopes that it will be postponed so that the IPL can take place. The T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia from 18 October to 15 November. But the cricket board of the country had expressed its inability to host the tournament in May in view of rising cases of corona virus in the state of Victoria.
Government approval required
There has been a significant increase in the cases of corona virus in India too. If the IPL is organized in such a situation, then it can be organized in the UAE after getting approval from the central government. A member of the BCCI's Apex Council said, “The first step was to postpone the Asia Cup which is done.” Only after the decision on the World Cup can we move forward on our plan. '
Ca not too interested
This year's T20 World Cup is likely to be held in Australia in 2022 as India does not want to change its right to host the 2021 tournament with Cricket Australia. Australia will not host this prestigious tournament, it was evident when the Cricket Board asked its players to prepare for the limited-overs series against England at the end of September. Cricket Australia has also announced a 26-member starting squad for that tour.
Waiting part of the rules
However, the ICC has said that it wants to consider all possible 'emergency' options before making such a big decision and it is not uncommon for the governing body to wait so long. A source said, “Pakistan was to host the Champions Trophy in 2009. After the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus, everyone knew that Pakistan would not be able to host a big competition in the future. Despite this, the ICC kept its staff in Pakistan for months while South Africa was already preparing to host the tournament. The formal announcement to change the venue took months as risk assessment was part of the rules. '