The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said it won’t support any rescheduling of the ICC’s T-20 World T20 Cup to 2021. They have cited that moving the tournament will hinder their entire international calendar.
International Cricket Council (ICC) is all set to schedule meetings from Thursday. The main agenda of the meetings will be to discuss the future of its T20 World Cup. Before the same, A PCB official mentioned that they will implement a wait and watch policy for the time being.
“We are in May and there is still time. The ICC members should wait and see where this Coronavirus pandemic goes. A decision on staging the event can be taken even after say two months,” he said.
“There is no cricket being played right now but in two months’ time we will know what is the position because West Indies and Pakistan are to play in England if things go according to plan,” he added.
It is also speculated that ICC board members might approve shifting it’s T-20 World Cup to February-March next year. They might also postpone the T-20 WC to 2022 as a version of the same is scheduled to be played in India next year in 2021.
It is also suggested that with Asia Cup and World T20 likely to be postponed, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) could possibly organize its cash-rich IPL in the same window. Sources in the PCB confirmed the board isn’t happy with the rumored flying in.
“The IPL is a domestic event of the BCCI. It cannot be given preference over ICC events or bilateral agreements. Pakistan will not support any such move,” one source said.
The PCB official also suggested how PCB is already working on back-up plans if the Asia Cup and World T20 Cup are postponed this year.