This news will come in as real dampener for the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was just few hours back the spokesperson of the ICC had sent in an official communication to the media claiming that ICC T20 World Cup is still on “Reports of a postponement of ICC’s Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 are inaccurate and planning for the event continues”.
Now it has been revealed that Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings has written a official letter to ICC that they are not in a position to conduct the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia this year. According to a report published in the Times of India, Eddings has further requested the world body to postpone the T20 World Cup in 2020 to 2021. The letter claims the report has been written to the financial and commercial affairs committee (F&CA) of the ICC. The said committee is headed by PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and it does not have any representative from the world’s richest cricket board BCCI.
It is nothing less than surprising that despite of this letter in the possession of ICC, they decided to keep the world media and their member boards in dark by denying the reports of postponement of the T20 World Cup.
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The TOI report claims that Eddings letters states that “it would be detrimental for cricket if the cancellation of the Australian event’ (this year’s T20 World Cup) is replaced by award of the subsequent T20 World Cup in October / November 2022.
“Australia has thankfully managed to ‘flatten the (Covid) curve’, meaning there is greater certainty of being able to play in Australia in 2021 (which is key to maintaining member distributions). This would give India another year to resolve any Covid-related problems,” the letter adds, emphasising that India should host the 2022 event.