The World T20 2020 almost certain to be postponed to 2022


The ICC meeting with all member boards is scheduled to be held on the 28th of May and this one will be under way more scrutiny than a normal Council meet. For one, Shashank Manohar will be chairing his last meet and will retire soon after, therefore, first thing on the agenda would be the nomination of the next ICC president. If sources are to be believed then Colin Graves of the ECB is the front runner to replace him and also has the backing of the BCCI.

More importantly however, the agenda of the meeting would also include the discussion on the postponement of the World T20 to be held in Australia in October November. In an email to the ICC, Cricket Australian has indicated that they would be unable to host the 16 nation event this year and requested to be given the hosting rights of the 2021 World T20. The BCCI has the hosting rights of that event and they could be given the 2022 World T20 as anyways they have missed the deadline for getting tax exemption permission from the Government of India.

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Source: India Today

Therefore, it’s almost certain that the premiere T20I event will not be held this year and would be pushed to 2022. Who among India and Australia will host the the event in 2021 remains to be seen. This will also open a clear window of two months for the IPL to take place in October November and the BCCI has already set a temporary date of 25th September for the commencement of the cash-rich league.

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