The ICC said on 10 June that it would wait a month more before deciding on the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October-November. In this case, there is now a big statement from Australia’s Sports Minister Richard Colbeck. Richard Colbeck said on Friday that he hop Australia would be able to host the T20 World Cup.
The T20 World Cup 2020 is to be played in Australia from 18 October to 15 November. However, due to the worldwide coronavirus epidemic and travel restrictions, dark clouds are hovering over the tournament.
Colbeck on T20 World Cup 2020
In a conversation with ANI, Sports Minister Colbeck said that the Federal Government was still planning to host the tournament.
“The Federal Government continues to work closely with the Local Organising Committee and state governments on planning for the Men’s T20 World Cup
Colbeck also added,
Our decisive response to the pandemic and the nation’s ability to flatten the curve of the virus has resulted in the roll-out of a three-step framework for a COVID safe Australia. This has included the staged return of sport at all levels,”
The minister said that if the tournament goes ahead as planned, there could be a decrease in viewership due to possible restrictions in various states and territories. He said,
“It will not be without obvious precautions. Australian states and territories are responsible for implementing arrangements regarding the resumption of sport in each jurisdiction. This may result in restrictions on spectator numbers – but in what capacity is not yet clear. We remain committed to the implementation and support of measures to keep players and spectators safe. Any decision in relation to the tournament is ultimately a matter for the ICC,”
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Earlier, at the board meeting on 10 June, the ICC decided to wait for the future of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia. The ICC says that it wants to examine the situation well before deciding on this tournament.
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