Amid the coronavirus pandemic which has forced most of the sporting events to be canceled or postponed, the International Cricket Council quashed speculations on Monday and said that the T20 World Cup, which is slated to take place later this year in Australia, will go ahead as scheduled. Also Read - 'Community Transmission Already Well-established...': ICMR Experts, Others Criticise Govt's Handling of COVID-19
In a statement released by the ICC, it read, “In response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Local Organising Committee is monitoring the situation closely with relevant authorities and will continue to do so. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place from 18 October – 15 November 2020 in seven venues across Australia. We are planning for the event to go ahead as scheduled.” Also Read - UK Government Gives Green Light to Sport Behind Close Doors From June 1
But, if the current situation worsens then the tournament could get postponed, but for now, the tournament will go ahead as planned and this should come as a great piece of news for fans. Also Read - Fresh 20 Containment Zones Formed in Delhi in Last 24 Hours, Total Count Rises to 122 - Full List Here
The pandemic has brought life to a standstill where the cash-rich Indian Premier League also could get canceled amid the outbreak.
With no cricketing action, most cricketers are staying indoors and interacting with fans to keep them in high spirits.
In India, the number of coronavirus positive cases are on the rise and has crossed the 4000-mark.
Players like Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina among others have also donated money towards the relief of coronavirus.