Edited By Arun Kumar | IANS | Updated: 23 Jul 2020, 02:04:00 PM IST
The first version of the new franchise league Euro T20 Cricket League has been postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19. There were positive talks between the league's organizers, financial backers, and the Cricket Board (Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands) to get it done in 2020. But even after many attempts, it could not be organized.
The board has decided to postpone it until next year due to uncertainties related to the Kovid-19, international traffic, quarantine requirements, and confusion over audience visits. In a statement on Wednesday, Ireland Cricket Board (ICB) Chief Executive Warren Deutrom said, “We discussed the alternative measures in the last few weeks to organize the tournament.”
He said, 'We discussed the same match venue, fewer teams, fewer players pool, shorter tournament, the timeframe in which the tri-series was held in Dublin in September last year. But we felt that the longer we take a decision on this, we will have a better chance of organizing it. '
Deuterom said, 'However, now we have no way left. Especially when the Government of Ireland has extended the ban till 10 August and the Slam Board has decided that it may not start in 2020, given the uncertainty about the coronavirus and the compromise with the real purpose.
The Euro T20 slam was scheduled to begin in August last year but was postponed until 2020 for some reasons.