The International Cricket Council suggested that the T20 World Cup in Australia this year could be moved back to 2021, but acknowledged that it was “exploring all options.”
Australia is expected to host the October 18 to November 15 global tournament, but the coronavirus pandemic has already caused havoc for international sport and more events could suffer.
The ICC has time on its side and is getting ready to stick to its schedule but plans could change.
“We are continuing with our planning for ICC events as they are, but given the rapidly evolving situation as a prudent and responsible measure we are also undertaking a comprehensive contingency planning exercise,” said an ICC spokesperson. “This includes exploring all options available to us based on a range of scenarios connected to the pandemic,” he said.
“We will continue to take advice from experts and authorities, including the Australian government, and will take decisions at the appropriate time.”