According to Aaron Finch the T20 world Cup may get postponed up to three months due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
Australia’s limited overs captain Aaron Finch feels that the deadly COVID-19 Pandemic might lead to a further postponement of T20 World Cup by a duration of three months. The most awaited T20 World Cup is scheduled to commence in Australia from October 18 to November 15. Finch don’t feel that it is possible to conduct the T20 World Cup looking at the fact that the current health crisis is affecting lakhs of people all across the globe. “I think we might have to get our heads around a T20 World Cup that might be postponed for a month, two or three months whatever it has to be”, Aaron Finch told a radio channel.
Aaron Finch said he wouldn’t mind seeing the tournament resuming without fans once the Pandemic is brought under control. “But as long as we can get live sport up and running. Whether that’s with crowds or not, I don’t think that makes any difference to the players”. “We have an experience of playing without the crowds, once we played one ODI against New Zealand with no crowd, it was really strange for the first four or five overs but then you got into your work”, he said.
Apart from the T20 World Cup, Australia is all set to host India for a bilateral series which also includes a four test rubber match.
According to the reports, the ICC Chief’s Executive Committee is meeting on Thursday to discuss the financial implications of COVID-19 and also the contingency plan for all ICC global events including the T20 World Cup over a conference call.
“I think we have to be a bit creative about how we can reschedule the vents or conduct the scheduled events. Whether that’s setting up and playing two test matches in one hub or something like that”, he said.
Cricket Australia is looking for options to save the World Cup series in the wake of deadly COVID-19 Pandemic which has resulted in worldwide travel restrictions.