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As the COVID-19 or coronavirus is still dominating the world, the fate of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 is widely doubtful at this moment. However, the former Pakistan captain and the present Pakistan Head Coach cum chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq feels that this tournament should go on if possible as it will revive the charm of international cricket.
Australia will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, the seventh edition of this men’s T20 World Cup, from 18th October to 15th November 2020. However, while the coronavirus has forced to postpone all the recent recognised cricket events, the upcoming T20 World Cup is in danger to get postponed.
Though the Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Kevin Roberts feels that the fate of the T20 World Cup can’t be changed before August, some recent media reports have claimed that the fate of the forthcoming T20 World Cup is likely to be decided before the end of this month. The reports have also added that the tournament is likely to be postponed.
One of the major problems to organise the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 on time is the logistic issues in the pandemic while a total of 16 teams will participate in this tournament.
Everyone wants to see the T20 World Cup: Misbah-ul-Haq
Admitting the logistic issues, Misbah-ul-Haq still feels that it is too early to postpone the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020. The 45-year-old believes that the T20 World Cup can play the strongest role in resumption of international cricket.
Misbah said in an interview to YouTube channel, Cricket Baaz, “The logistics of hosting 16 teams is not easy but the authorities should give it time and wait for a month or more before taking any decision.
“Everyone wants to see the T20 World Cup. It would be the best product to highlight cricket once activities resume internationally.”
Though the pandemic is still dominating the world, the cricket world is looking to resume the game safely as soon as possible. Even though international cricket matches resume in the next few months, these initial matches will run in empty stadiums. Meanwhile, the ticketing revenue is an important matter for the T20 World Cup, which will be hampered hugely if the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 follows the original schedule.