It was never looking likely that the T20 World Cup would take place in October-November 2020, which was the original schedule. Even though the Covid curve has well and truly flattened in Australia, a World event which has 16 countries participating would be an organisers nightmare and could even lead to jeopardising the health and safety of players.
The postponement of the event is now almost certain and an official announcement is expected sometime next week. The event organisers will likely be left with three scenarios;
A) Scheduling the event at the end of the Aussie summer in Feb/March 2021 – The problem in this case would be that there is already a T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in India in 2021 and holding two World T20’s in one year would lead to an overkill.
B) CA could ask BCCI to postpone World T20 to be held in 2021 to 2022 – This is also looking very difficult as BCCI is already in talks with CA for India’s test tour down under and it is highly unlikely that they would agree to this demand.
C) Australia could hold the T20 World Cup in 2022 – This is the most likely and feasible scenario as there is no world event scheduled in 2022 and would suit most boards.