The threat of coronavirus’s Coronavirus hovering over the T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia this October-November. But given the current situation of Covid-19, its organization in this country does not seem possible. Cricket Australia has even made it clear to the ICC that it is not in a position to organize this world this year.
Meanwhile, former Australian batsman Dean Jones has advised the ICC to hold the World Cup this time in its neighboring country New Zealand as conditions are under control there and New Zealand has shown the courage to fight the deadly virus well.
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In New Zealand, so far, a total of 1154 out of Covid-19 had come out of which 1131 people have been cured, while 22 people have died here due to this deadly virus and at present, there is only one active case in the country.
T20 World Cup 2020 in New Zealand?
Dean Jones was playing a question-and-answer session with fans on his Twitter account Wednesday. During this, he gave his opinion on many questions. One of these questions was on the T20 World Cup. Jones said,
“Jacinda Ardern said NZ could move to alert level 1 next week, which means all social distancing measures and curbs on mass gatherings will be lifted, she said. Maybe play the T20 WC there?”Advertisement
Jacinda Ardern said NZ could move to alert level 1 next week, which means all social distancing measures and curbs on mass gatherings will be lifted, she said. Maybe play the T20 WC there? #justathought
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) June 3, 2020
Earlier on a YouTube channel, Jones admitted that T20 World is not going to happen in Australia this year. Jones said that in the current situation it is not possible to stop players and their staff from 16 teams in a safe environment.
In Australia, the restrictions are very stringent to deal with these situations. Therefore in these circumstances, by hosting the World Cup, the Australia board will not be able to earn a lot of money. In such a situation, he is not looking forward to seeing the T20 World Cup this year.