ICC dismisses reports of T20 World Cup postponement, says 'preparations ongoing for event in Australia'

Written By: Subhayan Chakraborty WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 27, 2020, 01:36 PM(IST)

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WION contacted the ICC to get a clearer picture regarding reports of the postponement of T20 World Cup 2020 and the global cricket body said that no decision has been taken to postpone the showpiece event and the preparations are ongoing for the tournament in Australia later in the year, as per the initial plans. 

Just a day before the all-important International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting, reports surfaced on May 27 (Wednesday) that the T20 World Cup 2020, scheduled to be hosted by Australia in October-November, has been rescheduled to 2022, opening a window for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

WION contacted the ICC to get a clearer picture regarding reports of the postponement of T20 World Cup 2020 and the global cricket body said that no decision has been taken to postpone the showpiece event and the preparations are ongoing for the tournament in Australia later in the year, as per the initial plans. 

“ICC has not taken a decision to postpone the T20 World Cup and preparations are ongoing for the event in Australia this year, as per plan. The topic is on the agenda for ICC Board meeting tomorrow and a decision will be made in due course,” said an ICC spokesperson on Wednesday.

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As per earlier reports, the T20 World Cup was set to be rescheduled to 2022 with India hosting the T20 World Cup and 50-over World Cup in 2021 and 2023 respectively. However, the ICC has now rubbished all the reports while stating no decision has been taken on the marquee event while adding the topic is on the agenda for ICC Board meeting on May 28 and a decision will be made in due course. 

Notably, no major ICC tournament is scheduled in the year 2022 and it would be interesting to see whether the apex cricket body shifts the tournament by two years. However, a proper call on the tournament is expected following ICC Board meeting on May 28 (Thursday).

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