Former English cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Vaughan feels there is uncertainty over the ICC World T20 that is slated to happen in Australia later this year amid coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - Maharashtra Comes Under Curfew-Like Restrictions, Over 2 Lakh Cops Deployed To Enforce Restrictions
He said you just don’t know with the COVID-19 scare. Also Read - Delhi Logs 17,282 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 9,952 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours
“The most important thing when we start talking about sport is that it’s really secondary to what’s happening to many people around the world,” the former England captain told Fox League Live on Thursday. Also Read - Rajasthan Government Announces Curfew From 6 PM to 6 AM Amid Soaring COVID Cases
“You would hope it’s (T20 World Cup) going to be okay by then but you just don’t know,” he added.
The pandemic has affected the sporting calendar in a big way with the Olympics being postponed for next year and question marks hover over the cash-rich Indian Premier League as well.
Referring to it as ‘unprecedented times’, Vaughan felt that in the United Kingdom, initially it was thought that it was bird flu and it is only now that the situation is sinking in.
A couple of days back, a stay at home order has been passed in the UK.
“These are unprecedented times. The advice that we’re getting here is changing daily. Only two weeks ago we were all thinking it was just a real bad case of the flu, then a few days later reality started to sink in for many of us that it was a lot worse than that,” he said.