Former Australian cricketer, Mike Hussey isn’t sure whether Australia will manage to host the T20 World Cup in October-November as he feels that a 16-team tournament will be a logistical nightmare in the current scenario. Cricket Australia has also termed hosting the T20 World Cup this year seems “unrealistic”, but the ICC is yet to finalize their decision. Hussey too doesn’t see the showpiece event taking place this year.
During a chat on a podcast called ‘Hotspot’, Hussey said, “I am really fearful about the T20 World Cup, to be honest, and the reason for that is I think it is okay to bring out one team to play international cricket and get them to isolate and stay safe and prepare well for a series. But having to bring a number of teams and getting them to isolate to prepare and then move around the country to different venues I think that will be a logistical nightmare. “
After the T20 World Cu, India’s tour to Australia is also scheduled after the T20 World Cup is likely to go ahead as per the plan, according to Hussey.
Describing the same, Mike Hussey said, “I am a lot more positive about the Indian tour of Australia going ahead and the reason is bringing one team to tour here and getting them to a hub is easier. We have all got our fingers crossed, as we know that this pandemic keeps throwing these curve balls and we need to adapt and move quickly.”
England will be hosting West Indies for a three-match Test series which is scheduled to commence on July 8, marking the resumption of international cricket after a huge gap of four months due to the pandemic. Talking about cricket in a bio-secure environment, Hussey said the series can be terminated even if a single player tests positive for coronavirus, the possibility of which is high.
Talking about the some, Hussey said, “Because of how contagious this virus is, you would think if one person has got it or is affected, with how close everyone is in proximity, it is probably going to be passed on to a number of people in the team. What are you going to do? You will have to replace 5-6-7 members of the team, which will be very tough. If someone does test positive or shows symptoms, they have to immediately call off the game.”