The ICC board stated after the meeting that it will continue to explore contingency plans till the upcoming month with regards to the future of both the 2020 Men's T20 World Cup as well as the 2021 Women’s World Cup.
It added that the board will assess the situation that has developed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and continue discussions with key stakeholders and governments to try and figure out how events can be held whilst keeping safety and health of everyone involved in mind.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney stated, “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," he added.
The board also held discussions on the tax exemption issue pertaining to ICC events. It extended till December 2020 the deadline given to BCCI to provide tax solution.
Under the current circumstances arising due to COVID-19, the fate of the 2020 T20 World Cup is highly uncertain. In case the mega event is postponed, India might not feature in the scheduled T20I series Down Under later in the year.
--By A Cricket Correspondent