ICC to discuss fate of postponed series

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:07, Apr 20,2020


The International Cricket Council will host a chief executive committee meeting via conference call on Thursday to discuss the rescheduling of all postponed series and mitigate the path to the resumption of cricket after the pandemic ends.

‘This meeting is the first step of a collective process as we assess the impact of this ongoing global pandemic and work together so the sport can emerge from it in a strong position,’ ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney was quoted as saying in an ICC press release on Monday.

‘We need to share knowledge and start to build a deep understanding of what it will take to resume international cricket,’ he added.

The CEOs of the 12 full members and the three associate representatives will take part in the meeting, where they will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their country’s cricket.

Bangladesh has already felt the brunt of the outbreak with the third part of their split Pakistan series in April, tour to Ireland in May and the home Test series against Australia in June getting indefinitely postponed.

The cancelled second Pakistan Test and the two Tests against Australia were part of the ICC World Test Championship and in the case of them not being played the distribution of points has not been fixed.

The ICC wanted to review both the Test championship situation and the FTP through 2023 and will also give the CEOs an update on ICC’s contingency plans for all ICC global events.

‘We will utilize all of the data and information available to us to ensure we can take responsible decisions around all competitions at an appropriate time that are in the best interests of our sport.’ Sawhney said.

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