For all the cricket lover, there’s some sad news, on Friday, Cricket Australia passed information telling that there is a very high risk of this year’s T20 World Cup being postpone. To this, there would be a huge revenue loss of around AUD 80 million because of that.
CA chief executive Kevin Roberts mentioned that “We have been hopeful all along that it could be staged in October-November but you would have to say there’s a very high risk about the prospect of that happening.” The ICC has delayed a decision till June 10, saying it wants to continue exploring contingency plans for some more time.
Roberts said CA is staring at a revenue loss. Even if the tournament goes ahead as per plan, it is likely to be held in empty stadiums because of the social distancing norms and CA is well aware of it. Now, the event of the T20 World Cup is a big question.
However, The CA chief, says that there are more chances of hosting the four-Test series against India which is likely to on 3rd of December at Brisbane. And as per the original schedule, India is to play at four locations – Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne – but Roberts said there is every possibility of a pull in the matches.
To which he also mentioned, “There is a lot of variables based on whether we have four venues in four states or as little as one venue in one state. There are endless scenarios and possibilities … we’re very optimistic that we will be able to stage the Indian men’s tour and the other inbound tours for the season. But we’re realistic enough to know they will look very different from a normal summer.”