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No clarity on T20 World Cup yet as ICC postpones decision

World T20
by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

The ICC has postponed its decision regarding this year’s T20 World Cup to its next meeting on June 10.

A massive cloud hangs over the premier T20 international event due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, and though Australia is hopeful and is already making plans to restart cricket in the upcoming months, a global tournament remains a logistical nightmare, given the current situation and the complications that could arise out of it.

A decision on the matter, which would have most likely seen the event postponed to next year, however, never materialised. Instead, the subject of discussion veered over to the “issue of confidentiality”, into which an independent investigation, overseen by the ICC’s ethics officer has now been launched.

The ICC was also due to discuss the process to finalise a new chairman, with the incumbent Shashank Manohar’s term on its last legs. Manohar is reportedly not interested in seeking a third term, though he is eligible to do so.

In recent weeks, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s name has come up as a potential candidate, and is even, in fact, one of the frontrunners to clinch the post.

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