T20 world cup updates – ICC not taken any decision on T20 WC Yet
T20 world cup updates:- The International Cricket Council board has deferred deliberation on all of its agenda items to June 10 following a queer concern around the issue of confidentiality.
Outgoing independent chairman Shashank Manohar led a brief discussion after several board members raised concerns over the issue and felt they merited immediate attention so as to preserve the sanctity of the board. It was unanimously decided thereafter to initiate an independent investigation led by ICC’s Ethics Officer.
As a result of this development in today’s teleconference calls, important decisions pertaining to the feasibility of the T20 World Cup will now be pushed to June 10, when the board is next slated to meet. The constantly evolving situation of the Coronavirus pandemic has cast a cloud on the tournament with several media reports alluding to its eventual postponement. It forced the ICC itself to issue a statement to say that reports of it being rescheduled were “inaccurate”.
The ICC also has to ratify its Cricket Committee’s recent recommendations for the resumption of international cricket, including those of banning saliva and appointment of non-neutral umpires on a temporary basis.
With multiple tournaments and series stopped, the ICC is also tasked with chalking out a contingency plan towards honoring the Future Tours Programme (FTP). The board, however, has requested the ICC management continue with their discussions with stakeholders in exploring various contingency options in light of the rapidly changing public health situation caused by the COVID 19 virus.