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ICC to Discuss Contingency Plans & WTC Points Allocation for Postponed Games

Last updated on March 27, 2020

ICC to Discuss Contingency Plans & WTC Points Allocation for Postponed Games
The members of the ICC Board will meet through video convention on Friday to focus on contingency plans for its a number of tournaments within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has introduced international sporting actions to a grinding halt.

While a few ICC Board members confirmed to PTI that no concrete choices are anticipated throughout the convention name, it grew to become crucial {that a} assembly was needed to focus on contingency plans.

The most high-profile ICC flagship occasion in 2020 is the Men’s T20 World Cup in October-November moreover the assorted bilateral sequence that are a part of the World Test Championship. The factors system in case of cancelled sequence might be a subject of dialogue.

One such sequence, England’s away tour of Sri Lanka, has already been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak which has globally claimed greater than 20,000 lives.

“Right now, the scenario is such that no determination might be taken as nobody is aware of when normalcy returns. Obviously the members will give a lowdown of the scenario of their respective international locations.

“But we need to be ready with plans if this lockdown continues for two more months. The complete FTP will be topsy turvy,” an official of a member nation informed PTI.

He mentioned that factors allocation of Test Championship video games that might be postponed might be one other difficulty.

“The England versus Sri Lanka series got postponed but where will it be slotted considering the FTP calendar is choc-a-bloc. It’s not one series that will be affected but a few more which are lined up,” he mentioned.

There is England internet hosting West Indies and Pakistan in June and July whereas New Zealand journey to Bangladesh in August. India subsequent play Test matches in November in opposition to Australia in an away sequence.

“So like what could be the ideal points distribution system. Whether giving 60 points each to both teams will be fair deal is something that members need to discuss,” he added.

As of now, there isn’t a imminent menace to the World T20 in Australia but when lockdown continues for two to three months then it could be grow to be Australian authorities’s prerogative to resolve on journey restrictions and the way they understand the scenario of their nation at that cut-off date.

The indefinite stoppage of motion may additionally impact ICC in addition to the member nations’ income stream, one thing which might’t be precisely gauged in the meanwhile.

“That is an extreme situation which we are not even thinking at the moment. But it is a crisis situation and no harm if options are discussed,” one other board member mentioned.

From BCCI, in all chance, president Sourav Ganguly would be the board consultant. In case, Ganguly is unable to attend, then it is going to be secretary Jay Shah.

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