ICC Board members may discuss shifting T20 World Cup to 2022

NEW DELHI: The option of shifting the upcoming T20 World Cup to 2022 is expected to be put on the table when the ICC Board meets on May 28, a member of the world governing body’s influential Board said on Friday.
A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the T20 World Cup in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and shifting it may find favours with Cricket Australia, feels the Board member. The ICC flagship event is scheduled in Australia from October 18 to November 15.
The ICC Board Meeting will be preceded by the Cricket Committee meeting to discuss playing conditions including applying sweat and saliva on the ball.
It is expected that ICC’s Events Committee headed by Chris Tetley will present multiple options.
“We are expecting three options from the ICC Events Committee. First option is having World T20 as per schedule with 14-day quarantine with crowd being allowed. The back-up for this option could be tournament in-front of empty stadium. The third option could be shifting the tournament to 2022,” a Board member privy to development told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
The Board meeting will also discuss a two-month extension for Chairman Shashank Manohar but primarily the focus will be on deciding the fate of the T20 World Cup.

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