Sachin Tendulkar Speaks About The Possibility Of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020
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Sachin Tendulkar Speaks About The Possibility Of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020

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Sachin Tendulkar (Credits: Getty)

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The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has recently opened up his feeling about whether the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 should be played on scheduled time or not.

According to the FTP schedule, Australia will organise the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 between 18th October and 15th November 2020. But the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has opened up a doubtful future of this tournament.

While a total of 16 teams will participate in this tournament, including the hosts, many believe that the logistical management can face a big challenge to handle the entire things properly, especially in the current crisis situation. Majorly pointing out this and the possibility of the spectator-less tournament, they have highly suggested postponing this tournament.

However, Sachin Tendulkar feels that the possibility of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 totally depends on the Cricket Australia (CA).

Sachin Tendulkar, T20 World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: AFP Photo)

Tendulkar told Aaj Tak, “If we speak about the T20 (World Cup), I feel it is the decision of the Australian Board whether they will be able to conduct the tournament.”

The financial side and other aspects will also come into effect: Sachin Tendulkar during talking about the future of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020

Tendulkar further added that it would be a tough decision, whether to follow the schedule or not, as the financial side and other crucial aspects are also involved in this project.

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ICC T20 World Cup trophy (Image Credit: Twitter)

Tendulkar added, “The financial side and other aspects will also come into effect. We will have to see whether all these things combine together. This is a difficult decision but cricket is happening, it cannot be a bigger thing than it.”

While the international cricket was last time played in the middle of the March, the recent cricket events were postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Finally, the international cricket is likely to return in the early next month as England is going to host the three-match Test series against the West Indies from 8th July. Tendulkar is very happy to see the slow return of international cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar, T20 World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

He said, “I am very happy. England is playing their Test match against West Indies from July 8, so slowly the vehicle is coming on the track, which is a good thing.”

Rose Bowl (Southampton) will host the opening game of the upcoming three-match Test series between England and West Indies from 8th July. Old Trafford (Manchester) will host the next two games of this Test series which will begin 16th July and 24th July respectively. This Test series will be the part of the 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship.

 

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