During the decision, the CEOs of the 12 Full Members and three Associate representatives confirmed their full dedication to work in partnership to deal with the challenges the game will face within the coming months. There was settlement that the disrupted FTP programme would have to be collectively reviewed by to 2023 with a view to rescheduling as a lot of the cricket that has been postponed because of COVID-19 as doable.
The CEC was additionally up to date on the persevering with contingency planning for all ICC world occasions, together with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021. Planning for each occasions as presently scheduled is ongoing.
Discussions and selections on this and the way forward for each the World Test Championship and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League shall be held at a later date when there’s a higher understanding of the affect of the cricket that has been misplaced on the competitions.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney mentioned: “I’m grateful to my fellow CEOs for his or her clear dedication to a unified strategy to steering cricket by this pandemic. We will work in partnership for the most effective outcomes for the game in relation to each ICC occasions and bilateral cricket.
“We agreed on the significance of taking effectively knowledgeable, accountable selections in relation to the resumption of worldwide cricket. The complexities concerned in with the ability to stage ICC world occasions are in depth to make sure we shield the well being and security of everybody concerned and they are going to be fastidiously thought of earlier than any selections are arrived at in the most effective pursuits of the sport.”
Chair of the ICC Medical Committee, Dr Peter Harcourt supplied a normal medical replace to the assembly. “The scenario is quickly evolving and full of great danger as there may be nonetheless lots to study COVID-19 which may make resolution making troublesome. The ICC Medical Committee is working with Member medical representatives to construct a complete image of the problems cricket is going through.
“Our next step is to create a roadmap for the resumption of international cricket which will include a criteria for decision making and a checklist for what needs to happen. This will consider everything from player preparation to government restrictions and advisories and bio-bubbles.”
“The scale and complexity of getting cricket started again cannot be underestimated particularly with respect to a global event. The more teams, venues and cities involved in an event, the greater the risk which has to be assessed and managed.”
Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts mentioned: “Cricket Australia is working intently with the ICC, the Local Organising Committee and the Australian authorities so we now have a complete understanding of precisely what it would take to have the ability to play the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in October in Australia as deliberate.
“We are additionally collectively exploring all different choices in relation to staging the occasion and can take the best selections on the proper time so we will host a beautiful celebration of the game and maintain everybody concerned secure and effectively.”
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