The ICC’s cricket committee is scheduled to meet in the middle of this very difficult year and on the agenda is also a discussion regarding the playing conditions for the Men’s edition of the World T20 scheduled to be held in Australia starting October. There is a possibility that a few member boards will suggest adding a reserve day for the semi finals of the aforementioned world title.
This decision will particularly be under the scanner after the unfortunate way in which the English women’s team was knocked out in the semi finals of the just concluded World T20. An ICC spokesperson however said that it is unlikely that the rule which has already been penned for this edition will change as it would be unfair on the English Women’s Team.
If there are no changes, then the other rule that will stand for the Men’s edition is that a minimum of 10 overs per innings will constitute a game instead of the traditional 5 overs per side. Cricket Australia, chief executive, Kevin Roberts said that lessons should be learned after every edition, but he also understood that there can’t be different rules for Men and Women in the same edition.
It will be interesting to see what transpires in the ICC board members meeting.
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