Mark Taylor Opens Up About The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020
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Mark Taylor Opens Up About The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020

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Former great Australian cricketer and former Cricket Australia (CA) Director, Mark Taylor feels that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, which will host by Australia, will be postponed.

Australia will organise the seventh edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 between 18th October and 15th November 2020, where a total of 16 teams will participate, including the hosts. However, the coronavirus has opened up a huge challenge to organise this global tournament on time while they haven’t a long time to take proper preparation for this tournament during this pandemic.

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CA chief executive Kevin Roberts recently claimed that changing the fate of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 likely couldn’t be possible before August. However, the fate of this tournament can be decided before the end of May as many have opened up their doubts about this tournament. Also, there is a higher chance to organise the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in the empty stadiums if the tournament follows the actual schedule, which will definitely eat a good per cent of the revenue of this tournament.

Mark Taylor supports the immediate postponement of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 to omit any kind of doubts before and during organising this world tournament.

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Mark Taylor (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

According to Nine Network, Taylor said, “My feeling is the World T20 won’t go ahead in Australia in October as planned. Is it going to be viable to have a world tournament in October or November? The answer to that is probably no.

“It would probably be good (if a decision is made this week). Because then everyone can start planning and we can stop sitting here and saying ‘well ifs, buts or maybes’.”

The Cricket Australia board will want to keep India happy: Mark Taylor

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Mark Taylor (Image Credit: Twitter)

If the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 gets postponed, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) can utilise this window for the IPL 2020. The IPL 13, which was originally scheduled between 29th March and 24th May 2020, has been postponed till further notice due to the coronavirus.

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Mark Taylor believes that the CA will want to keep India happy, by providing them with a much-needed window for the IPL 2020 by postponing the global tournament, due to the India tour of Australia in the upcoming summer that will massively help the CA financially in this crisis.

Taylor added, “The Cricket Australia board will want to keep India happy. So they may want to let the players go to India if the IPL goes ahead. Because they want India to come here this summer and play, which will be our biggest summer in terms of dollars. That’s the sort of discussion going on. No doubt.”

During the Australia tour in the 2020/21 summer, India will play three-match T20I series, three-match ODI series and four-match Test series. The ODI series will be part of the 2020–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League while the Test series will be part of the 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship.

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