Former Indian opener and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar has proposed to Swap the T20 World Cup venues between Australia and India. Sunil Gavaskar proposed that India can host T20 World Cup 2020 instead of T20 World Cup 2021 and Australia can host the World Cup next year.
While talking to India Today, the former batsman from Mumbai said –
As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment.
‘Next year the T20 World Cup is in India. If India and Australia come to an agreement and the COVID-19 curve in India flattens out, they can swap. It can be held in India this October-November and next year in Australia around the same time.
Meanwhile, the BCCI has postponed the IPL 2020 till further notice and they currently are looking at the September window to hold the competition.
If it (T20 WC swap) happens that way, IPL is just held prior to T20 World Cup so there is enough practice for the players. Then you can have T20 World Cup in November and Asia Cup in December in UAE. December is a much better time to host a tournament in the UAE.
Gavaskar further added.
In case you didn’t know:
Australia are scheduled to host the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in October this year. However, due to the global pandemic coronavirus, all sporting activities across the globe have been halted. There are massive clouds of doubts if the event would be held as per its schedule or not. The host Australia are going through a lockdown and they have banned the entry of foreigners till 30th September. India, on the other hand, are the hosts of the same competition next year.