We have backup plans for T20 World Cup but proceeding as planned now: ICC interim CEO
International Cricket Council (ICC)’s interim CEO Geoff Allardice on Wednesday said the body has backup plans in place for the T20 World Cup in India later this year but is currently not entertaining any thoughts of moving it out of the country despite a surge in Covid-19 cases.
The tournament is scheduled to be held in October-November in India, which is reporting over a lakh daily cases for the past few days. The IPL is scheduled to start on Friday in Chennai behind closed doors.
“We are certainly proceeding on the assumption that the event is going ahead as planned,” Allardice said during a virtual media round-table.
“Plan B we have, but we haven’t activated those plans yet. We are working with the BCCI, we do have backup plans that can be activated if the time comes.
“We’re not oblivious to what is going on around the world and we continue to take updates on all aspects of how sporting events are being run and the situation in each country.
“Cricket is being played in a number of countries around the world, we’re taking lessons from all of those and proceeding as planned.
“We do have back-up plans that can be activated when the time is right. We’re not anywhere near that timeline yet. We’ve got a number of months to be able to see how the situation is and how cricket events are being run.”