The International Cricket Council (ICC) is all set to decide on the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 on March 29 amid the ongoing global pandemic COVID-19 (Coronavirus). With all the major sporting events across different sports around the globe major already being postponed, the ICC could also decide to take the same step and postpone the upcoming mega-event as the precautionary measure.
However, there is still no information about the India representative in the meeting and who will be the face for India. Although the list of ICC Chief Executive Committee panel consists of the name of BCCI secretary Jay Shah, it is more likely that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will attend the meeting.
The ICC T20 World Cup is originally scheduled to begin in October 2020 in Australia. However, amid growing global concerns around Coronavirus, Australia has started the lockdown. This lockdown in Australia might be extended to a period of 6 months, which has put the multi-nation tournament in jeopardy. However, nothing is confirmed yet, but now the ICC has called up the meeting to decide the fate of the marquee event.
As per a report in the New Indian Express,
The ICC is likely to have at least preliminary discussions on the fate of the World Cup, when its 18-member Board of Directors including heads of the 12 Test-playing nations hold a tele-conference on March 29. It was supposed to be a full-fledged meeting over three days in Dubai, before the coronavirus situation forced a change in plans”.
All the major cricketing events have already been postponed in the world amid coronavirus outbreak. Events like PSL, India-South Africa series, New Zealand-Australia Series including other major tournaments have been postponed. Now, it is highly likely that ICC would do the same with the T20 World Cup and the tournament will be played once the normality is restored.