The international occasion is meant to be held from October 18 to November 15 in Australia however the nation’s cricket board had, in May itself, expressed its lack of ability to host amid a second surge of COVID-19 circumstances within the state of Victoria.
With India’s case load additionally exceeding the 10 lakh mark, together with greater than 26,000 deaths, the IPL, whether it is held, is prone to transfer to the UAE as soon as the central authorities provides its go forward.
“The first step was postponement of Asia Cup, which has happened. We can only start to move ahead with our plans after the ICC announces the postponement. They have been sitting on the decision even after Cricket Australia said that they are not too keen on hosting the event,” a BCCI Apex Council member advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
This yr’s T20 World Cup will possible be held in Australia in 2022 as India would not wish to swap its 2021 internet hosting rights with Cricket Australia as of now.
That Australia will not be internet hosting the mega occasion was clear after the cricket board advised its gamers to arrange for a white-ball sequence in opposition to England scheduled for late September.
CA has even introduced a 26-strong preliminary squad for that tour.
The ICC, on its half, has maintained that it desires to discover all potential “contingency” choices earlier than taking a name of such immense magnitude. And it isn’t uncommon for the governing physique to attend this lengthy.
“Pakistan was supposed to host the Champions Trophy in 2009. After the terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus, everyone in their proper senses knew that PCB will never host a big event in distant future,” stated a supply aware of the functioning of the ICC.
“Yet, ICC deputed its staff in Pakistan for months when South Africa was already making ready to host the occasion. Everyone knew however a proper announcement of shift took months as risk evaluation was a part of protocol.
“The ICC could not have simply postponed 9the T20 World Cup) instantly as initially, the highest ministers of the Australian authorities expressed keenness to host,” he added.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has additionally resigned itself to this consequence after vehemently opposing the Indian board.
The postponement of Asia Cup, which was presupposed to be hosted by the PCB, to 2021 was a giant blow to Ehsan Mani and his workforce.
“We have had a whole lot of discussions and the sensation is it (T20 World Cup) wouldn’t be potential this yr. ICC has World Cups lined up in 2021 and 2023 so we’ve got a niche yr the place we will regulate this occasion,” Mani had just lately stated whereas speaking to reporters in his nation.
It has been learnt that PCB is contacting different boards within the hope of finalising some bilateral engagements because the nationwide workforce has nothing lined up after its England tour.
Nomination course of for Chairman’s election:
The different difficulty that’s prone to come up for dialogue in Monday’s assembly is the nomination course of for the following unbiased chairman of the ICC after Shashank Manohar’s resignation earlier this month.
It is learnt that there is no such thing as a consensus on what ought to be the standards in case a number of candidates be a part of the fray.
“The board will not be united on whether or not the standard 2/third majority to determine will probably be used (as its in case of coverage choice) or the case of straightforward majority among the many 17 board members,” an ICC Board member stated.
England and Wales Cricket Board’s Colin Graves was thought of the highest contender with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s identify additionally being floated.
Ganguly’s candidature will definitely rely on whether or not the Supreme Court waives off the cooling off interval and permits him to proceed as BCCI president past July 27 when he completes six years as an office-bearer within the Indian Board’s state and nationwide models.
When requested about the opportunity of taking over the ICC job in a current interview, the 48-year-old stated he’s younger and and in no hurry for the place.
New Zealand’s Gregor Barclay, Hong Kong’s Imran Khawaja, who’s presently the interim chairman, are additionally being talked about as potential candidates.
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