Sanga’s take on the future of the T20 World Cup

2020-05-30 at 19:52

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara says that the International Cricket Council will consider all possible options before deciding the future of T20 World Cup, scheduled in Australia later this year.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the sporting events across globe and cricket is not an exception either.

The global pandemic has led to the postponement of several multi-nation events like Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2021, and has cast a spell of uncertainty on the Twenty20 World Cup.

Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara, who is also the president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), feels that it is hard to predict the future of major tournament like T20 World Cup as there are many questions which no body has found answers to thus far.

However, he did add that the International Cricket Council will consider all possible options, including the postponement of T20 World Cup, scheduled in Australia later this year.

He said, “Everyday, there are new learnings, new things being found out, so we will have to wait and see, but the options may be to cancel it this year, postpone it to another year, but to have in place anticipatory procedures that take into account health and safety of both the players and the spectators, and make sure that’s iron clad.”