Coronavirus: ICC delays decisions on T20 World Cup

By Sports Desk June 10, 2020

The ICC has delayed a decision over the respective fates of the men's T20 World Cup and women's Cricket World Cup in order to continue exploring contingency plans over the next month.

Australia is due to host the men's T20 competition between October 18 and November 15 but the status of the tournament remains unclear due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, while the women's 50-over event is slated to take place in New Zealand from February 6 to March 7 next year.

Last month, the ICC denied reports a decision had been taken to move the T20 World Cup back to next year, although Cricket Australia said it was braced for the postponement.

Following an ICC Board meeting on Wednesday, the governing body said it will "continue to assess and evaluate the rapidly changing public health situation caused by COVID-19 working with key stakeholders including governments to explore how the events can be staged to protect the health and safety of everyone involved."

ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said: "The situation surrounding the global pandemic is evolving rapidly and we want to give ourselves the best possible opportunity to make the right decision for the whole sport. 

"The health and well-being of everyone involved is our priority and other considerations fall out from that.

"We will only get one chance to make this decision and it needs to be the right one and as such we will continue to consult with our Members, broadcasters, partners, governments and players and to ensure that we make a well informed decision."

Related items

  • Ultimate XI T20 Profile: Daren Sammy Ultimate XI T20 Profile: Daren Sammy

    Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy has a very tangible effect on the teams he plays on. Outside of the Hero Caribbean Premier League, the team Sammy plays on, wins.

    This is no accident either. Sammy has the ability to fill his teammates with self-belief and help drive them to a consistency of performance that generally results in trophies.

    To add to that ability, which made him the first West Indies captain to claim two World titles since Clive Lloyd won a second World Cup in 1979.

    Outside of his ability to motivate and good acumen as a captain, Sammy is also a fearsome striker of the ball and a very steady seam bowler.

    Asa bowler there is not a lot of variation to Sammy’s bowling, the medium-pacer coming up at a time when a consistent line and length were the order of the day. That may speak to why his bowling in the T20 arena tailed off toward the latter part of his career.

    Today, Sammy plays sparingly and when he does, he doesn’t bowl but is still good enough for dangerous cameos with the bat.

     

    Career Statistics (2007-present)

    Full name: Daren Julius Garvey Sammy

    Born: December 20, 1983 (36), Micoud, St Lucia

    Major teams: West Indies, Brampton Wolves, Glamorgan, Hobart Hurricanes, Kings XI Punjab, Northern Windward Islands, Nottinghamshire, Peshawar Zalmi, Rajshahi Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia, St Lucia Zouks, Stanford Superstars, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Toronto Nationals, University of West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI, Windward Islands, World-XI

    Playing role: Allrounder

    Batting style: Right-hand bat

    Bowling style: Right-arm medium

     

    T20I Career – West Indies (Batting)

    Mat   Inns   NO    Runs    HS    Ave      BF       SR       100  50     4s     6s    

    68       52     18     587      42*   17.26    398    147.48    0      0      45     31  

    T20 Career (Batting)

    Mat   Inns   NO    Runs    HS     Ave      BF      SR       100    50      4s     6s    

    308    259    74     3876      71*   20.95   2780   139.42     0      6      251    235   

     

    T20I Career – West Indies (Bowling)

    Mat   Inns   Balls   Runs     Wkts    BBI     BBM     Ave     Econ    SR     4w    5w    10w

    68       59      916   1116        44      5/26    5/26     25.36    7.31    20.8     1       1       0

    T20 Career (Bowling)

    Mat   Inns   Balls     Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM      Ave    Econ    SR     4w    5w    10w

    308    217    3405      4498     159      5/26    5/26     28.28   7.92    21.4     2      1         0

     

     Career Highlights

    • 2x T20 World Cup-winning captain (2012 & 16)
    • Highest strike rate in T20 WC history (164.12)
    • 587 runs in 68 T20I matches at 17.26
  • Ultimate XI T20 Profile: Daniel Vettori Ultimate XI T20 Profile: Daniel Vettori

    Daniel Vettori is a master of drift, subtle variations in flight, speed and length. The combination makes him a fabulous T20 bowler. Add his lower-order batting to that equation and you have yourself a hell of an addition to your T20 line-up.

    Easily, one of New Zealand’s greatest-ever cricketers, Vettori is considered the greatest exponent of left-arm orthodox spin since Bishen Singh Bedi.

    Often bearing the brunt of being New Zealand’s sole wicket-taker except when Shane Bond would play, had the added bonus of making him very marketable as the face of the Kiwi side and soon the Indian Premier League (IPL) would come calling.

    Vettori was bought for US$625,000 in the inaugural season of the IPL by the Delhi Daredevils with teammate and skipper Virender Sehwag calling him the best spinner in the world. He would go on to captain the Royal Challengers Bangalore, leading them to the 2011 final.

     

    Career Statistics (2006-2015)

    Full name: Daniel Luca Vettori

    Born: January 27, 1979 (41), Auckland

    Major teams: New Zealand, Delhi Daredevils, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Northern Districts, Nottinghamshire, Queensland, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Warwickshire

    Playing role: Allrounder

    Batting style: Left-hand bat

    Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox

     

    T20I Career – New Zealand

    Mat   Inns   Balls   Runs   Wkts   BBI      BBM    Ave     Econ    SR     4w    5w    10w

    34       34     787     748       38     4/20     4/20    19.68   5.70    20.7     1        0      0

    T20 Career

    Mat   Inns   Balls    Runs     Wkts   BBI      BBM    Ave    Econ    SR     4w    5w    10w

    143    143    3236    3424       131    4/20     4/20    26.13   6.34    24.7     1      0         0

     

    Career Highlights

    • Took 38 T20I wickets at 19.68
    • Record best T20I economy rate (5.70)
    • 1 four-wicket haul in T20I
    • 131 T20 wickets captured at 26.13
  • Ultimate XI T20 Profile: Yuvraj Singh Ultimate XI T20 Profile: Yuvraj Singh

    Yuvraj Singh, like many of the greats, was a man ahead of his time. He was showing the world the fine art of attacking with almost reckless abandon but doing so with a kind of consistency that defies logic.

    An elegant stroke maker, Yuvraj was an instant hit in One-Day Internationals, counterattacking some of the greatest bowling attacks in the world with much success.

    What was more, Yuvraj seemed to relish the big occasion, saving his best efforts for the not just the big teams, but for the moments that count against those teams.

    Yuvraj and a young Mahendra Singh Dhoni, over the few years following the former’s 2000 debut, set about making India’s middle-order something to be feared. The duo helping to chase down some of the biggest totals in ODI cricket.

    Then came the advent of the T20 game in 2007. Yuvraj’s transition was instant.

    He went to the inaugural World T20 and to date, there are very few to have matched his strokeplay during that tournament.

    Yuvraj would become the first Indian to hit six sixes in an over on his way to winning the inaugural tournament.

    Yuvraj’s career suffered later on after a battle with cancer made his appearances few and far in between. He never recovered the form he had shown earlier in his career but every now and then, there was a masterpiece.

     

    Career Statistics (2003-2019)

    Full name: Yuvraj Singh

    Born: December 12, 1981 (38), Chandigarh

    Major teams: India, Asia XI, Delhi Daredevils, India A, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Toronto Nationals, Yorkshire

    Playing role: Middle-order batsman

    Batting style: Left-hand bat

    Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox

     

    T20I Career – India

    Mat   Inns   NO    Runs    HS    Ave      BF      SR         100    50     4s     6s   

    58       51      9      1177    77*   28.02    863    136.38      0       8      77     74   

     

    T20 Career

    Mat   Inns    NO    Runs     HS    Ave      BF       SR        100     50      4s     6s    

    231    216     27     4857      83    25.69    3772    128.76     0       27     386    261       

     

    Career Highlights

    • Amassed 1177 T20I runs in 58 matches at 28.02
    • Most T20I runs off an over (36)
    • Equal most runs off one over in any format (36)
    • Fastest T20I fifty (12 balls)
    • 4857 T20 runs at 25.69
© 2020 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.