Australia To Train For England Tour; ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Likely To Postpone: Reports

Australia To Train For England Tour; ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Likely To Postpone: Reports

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Australia cricket team has been asked to prepare for England’s tour in September as media reports suggest that the International Cricket Council (ICC) will postpone the T20 World Cup 2020 scheduled in October in Australia.

The Aussies players had already resumed training sessions last month because the West Indies is set to tour there. However, Australia’s tour of England was not confirmed but as per reports, the tour will be scheduled after ICC officially announces the postponement this week.

“Cricket’s World Cup is set to be officially postponed this week as Australia’s players are told to start preparing for comeback battle against England,” Australian newspaper ‘The Daily Telegraph’ reported.

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Notably, if ICC T20 World Cup gets postponed, BCCI will get the window to host the Indian Premier League (IPL). And subsequently, Australia players could also participate in the cash-rich league as they will directly tour from England to India, as per reports.

“..the ideal scenario would be they could go straight from the England limited overs series to wherever the T20 league is held in Middle East or Asia,” report added.

Australia head to the UK?

Aaron Finch led side would tour England to play the T20I and ODI series as they will be kept under a bio-secure environment.

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“Training for return to action in September is strongest indication yet that Aaron Finch’s troops will head to the UK for a limited overs tour in bio-security bubble …..,” the newspaper further wrote.

Meanwhile, England is ready to host three-match Test series against the West Indies from July 8. The visitors had already arrived there last month to follow quarantine period. Both the teams are kept under a bio-secure environment at Old Trafford.

On the other hand, Australia will host the West Indies to play the three-match T20I series in October. India and New Zealand will also tour the continent to play bilateral series.

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