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    [VIDEOS/PICTURES] The IPL 2020 (19th September - 10th November) Tournament Thread

    Exclusive: T20 World Cup 2020 to be rescheduled to 2022, IPL likely in Oct-Nov if Covid-19 situation in India improves

    Aday ahead of the all important ICC meeting, the road map for world cricket is now almost clear. Having taken into account the points of view of all stakeholders what has emerged as the most likely scenario is that the T20 world cup which was scheduled to be held in October will most likely be pushed back to 2022.

    This is because there is already a T20 world cup scheduled in October 2021 in India and to schedule two World Cups of the same format in one year seems improper. Till a few days back, there was talk that the T20 world cup will be pushed back to February-March.

    However, this is unlikely now for the reason that the current market scenario is not ready to support two world cups within 6 months, a point of concern for the host broadcaster Star Sports. If the IPL happens in India in October, Star, sources confirm, is apprehensive of broadcasting 2 IPL in 6 months and 2 World Cups in 2021.

    The market, which is at its lowest at the moment isnít in a position to support the scheduling. As a result the world cup will be moved to 2022. The works for everyone. First, the tournament will be postponed, not cancelled. This means cricketís finances wonít be badly hit. Second there was no world event in 2022.

    Under this scheduling India will host a T20 world cup in 2021, Australia will host the event in 2022 and then again India will host the 50 over world cup in 2023. This call has been largely influenced by market concerns and the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is likely to support this scheduling in the ICC meeting on 28 May 2020.

    This opens up the door for the IPL. The BCCI or the broadcasters are not willing to jump the gun at the moment and will take things with a lot of caution. They will closely monitor the Covid situation in the country with the monsoon coming and will be in close contact with the government.

    If the virus situation does not spiral out of control, the IPL can well become a reality in October and a formal announcement will be made in July with back channel preparations starting in June. However, this depends entirely on how the virus situation evolves in India because the IPL involves a serious organisational effort with movement of personnel, players and crew.

    Coming to bilateral cricket, it is now almost certain that bilateral cricket will resume shortly. India is in talks with South Africa for a tour in August but thatís not final yet. However, under the new scheduling Indiaís tour of Australia and Englandís tour of India, two of the biggest series in the world cricket calendar, remain intact and there will be no need to tinker with them.

    Whether or not India will play in one venue in Australia will be a call that will be taken later but the tour is very likely to go ahead with the team traveling 14 days in advance to complete a period of quarantine as per government regulations in Australia. Sources confirm talks are already on between Sourav Ganguly and Kevin Roberts on the schedule of Indiaís travel to Australia.

    So as the ICC meeting takes center stage, world cricket is clearly aiming to come out of lockdown and resume contests with a fresh outlook and a fresh guard.

    https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cri...363-2020-05-27

    Cricket-Preparations continue for T20 World Cup this year - ICC

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - The International Cricket Council has told Reuters it is continuing preparations for the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year as planned and denied reports on Wednesday that a decision had been taken to postpone the event.

    Media reports in India said ICC members had come to an understanding that this yearís event would be pushed back to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The ICC board is to meet on Thursday to discuss several issues related to the pandemic and its members will also address the fate of the World Cup, which is due to be played at stadiums around Australia from Oct. 18 to Nov. 15.

    ďThe ICC has not taken a decision to postpone the T20 World Cup and preparations are ongoing for the event in Australia this year as per plan,Ē a spokesman for the governing body told Reuters.

    ďThis is on the agenda for the ICC Board meeting tomorrow and a decision will be taken in due course.Ē

    Australia has been among the most successful nations in containing the spread of the new coronavirus but travel restrictions remain in place with several state and territory borders still closed.

    A Cricket Australia spokeswoman told Reuters she was unaware of any decision being taken to postpone the World Cup.

    The Indian cricket board (BCCI), which is set to host the following edition of the tournament in 2021, is keeping a close eye on developments as a postponement could open up a window for this yearís Indian Premier League.

    The lucrative franchise-based tournament, which was supposed to start at the end of March, had to be postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic and the BCCI could see a $530 million dip in revenue if it fails to find another window for the competition.

    Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins told reporters on Wednesday that the IPL would be a great stand-in if the World Cup was postponed.

    ďYou have millions and millions around the world watching that format and Iím sure this year could potentially be even more after a long break off cricket,Ē he added.

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    Sorry Warner and Cummins. No free cash this year

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    The ICC Board met yesterday to discuss the process for electing the next Chair of the ICC. No final decision was taken regarding the election process and the subject will be discussed further at the next ICC Board meeting on Thursday.

    The existing Chair confirmed he was not seeking any extension to his term but would support the Board to ensure a smooth transition.

    Additionally, reports of a postponement of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 are inaccurate and planning for the event continues whilst a number of contingency plans are being explored in light of the rapidly changing public health situation caused by the COVID 19 virus.


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    Manohar can try all he wants. He and his 3 cronies may not have the votes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Manohar can try all he wants. He and his 3 cronies may not have the votes.
    Who are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Manohar can try all he wants. He and his 3 cronies may not have the votes.
    Is ICC committing any crime by not bowing down to BCCI?

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    BCCI confident ICC won’t commit harakiri by taking away 2021 T20 WC

    On papers, the ICC vs BCCI tax battle seems to have taken a murky turn after the ICC Business Corporation (IBC) refused to hand the Indian board an extension in finding a tax solution. The ICC has in fact threatened that they can take away the 2021 T20 World Cup if the board fails to provide the exemption. But BCCI officials believe that prudent ICC Directors will not take any step that hurts the game.

    Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that the Indian board has full faith in the directors of the international body and believe that they will not commit harakiri by taking the global event away from India.

    “It is not the ICC, but some vested interests that come up with this story from time to time. Most of the ICC Directors are prudent and pragmatic and they would not permit these vested interests to lead the ICC down the path of harakiri. If they take this step, I assure you that the BCCI would still be laughing when the pieces fall, but the ICC would be worse for the wear,” the official said.

    “It is time for the ICC to move away from people who merely bring disputes with BCCI to the table and nothing else in terms of contribution. Anyone propped by such people will also be unacceptable.”

    Earlier, a BCCI official in the know of developments said that it is sad that at a time when the world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic, such emails have come in and there is an attempt to put the Indian board under pressure.

    “I fail to understand how this is happening at this time when everyone is coming to grips with the pandemic. This is a complete and total failure of the ICC leadership and is a clear indication that change is imminent,” the official said.

    The BCCI was needed to throw light on the tax exemption issue 18 months before the 2021 T20 World Cup which meant the deadline was April. But the world has been under lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak and the Indian board has asked for an extension till June 30 or one month post lockdown opening.

    Another official said the whole turn of events was surprising to say the least, especially how the ICC said that the IBC refused to agree to an extension.

    “Interestingly, their lawyer Jonathan Hall has written that the IBC has rejected BCCI’s request. Now the question is how did this happen without the actual board seeing it and voting for/against it?” he enquired.

    In fact, after the ICC CEC meeting in April, one of the executives had spoken about the clarity shown by BCCI secretary Jay Shah and how world cricket needs the Indian board to join hands with the England and Wales Cricket Board and help the member boards out of the economic mess due to the suspension of all cricketing activities because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianG00se View Post
    Who are they?
    A representative of a associate country
    A representative of a test nation part of a important icc committee.
    A senior Icc official hand picked by Manohar.

    Ofcourse the icc staff and lawyers work according to Manohar's orders.

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    PCB against rescheduling of T20 World Cup: Official

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said it would not support any move to reschedule this year’s World T20 Cup to 2021 as it would hit the entire international calendar. A PCB official, ahead of the International Cricket Council meetings beginning on Thursday to discuss the fate of the World T20, said that Pakistan’s stance will be to push for a wait and watch policy.

    “We are in May and there is still time. The ICC members should wait and see where this Coronavirus pandemic goes. A decision on staging the event can be taken even after say two months,” he said.

    He also noted that by that time it would have become clear if member boards are able to resume full scale cricket activities in line with the policies of their governments on the pandemic. “There is no cricket being played right now but in two months’ time, we will know what is the position because West Indies and Pakistan are to play in England if things go according to plan,” he said.

    The media has speculated that the ICC board members might move the global event to February-March next year or even postpone it to 2022 as another World T20 Cup is scheduled in India in 2021. Sources in the PCB confirmed the board was not happy with reports that the Asia Cup and World T20 will be postponed this year, giving the Indian cricket board (BCCI) a possible window to organise the IPL.

    “The IPL is a domestic event of the BCCI and cannot be given preference over ICC events or bilateral agreements. Pakistan will not support any such move,” one source said.

    But he conceded that the PCB is already working on a plan to line up cricket activities in case the Asia Cup and World T20 Cup are not held this year. The BCCI has said it stands to lose around Rs 4000 core if the IPL is not held this year.

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    Personally, for Pakistan it would be a good thing if the WC is delayed to be honest.

    There is no settled batting lineup and most of the bowlers are pretty raw and Pakistan always find a way to get trashed in Australia too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Is ICC committing any crime by not bowing down to BCCI?
    I think the better question to ask is, does the ICC ever stand up straight in front of BCCI?

    In fact, they not only bow down, they also bend over backwards. Proving that they are a backbone less organization.

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    I would be amazed if the ICC actually stood up to the BCCI and told then that the T20 World Cup will go ahead and the IPL will just have to find another slot in the calendar.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I would be amazed if the ICC actually stood up to the BCCI and told then that the T20 World Cup will go ahead and the IPL will just have to find another slot in the calendar.
    Unless there is strong legal issues, ICC will have no choice. They will lose $100 million and this move will not be supported by all boards.

    India will change their tune or the ICC T20 Cup will be cancelled. Postponment will be embarrasing if many of those players are playing in India in a domestic competition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Manohar can try all he wants. He and his 3 cronies may not have the votes.
    It is an ICC world tournament. What is wrong with ICC pushing back and claiming that the event can be held. IT is the BCCI that is in the wrong here by dictating terms to the ICC that they want IPL so push back your ICC tournament. Please for once take off the indian hat off and think like a cricket fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    It is an ICC world tournament. What is wrong with ICC pushing back and claiming that the event can be held. IT is the BCCI that is in the wrong here by dictating terms to the ICC that they want IPL so push back your ICC tournament. Please for once take off the indian hat off and think like a cricket fan.
    If the ICC has the right to do what they want (hold their tournament), isn't the IPL also free to do what they want? They are both independent organization who are free to make their own decisions.

    I would say let the market forces determine what happens. Nothing should be forced on anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    It is an ICC world tournament. What is wrong with ICC pushing back and claiming that the event can be held. IT is the BCCI that is in the wrong here by dictating terms to the ICC that they want IPL so push back your ICC tournament. Please for once take off the indian hat off and think like a cricket fan.
    ICC isnt one person. Its a group of boards represented by their representatives. The ICC board will decide by voting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    ICC isnt one person. Its a group of boards represented by their representatives. The ICC board will decide by voting.
    But itís an illogical vote in the first place

    It is unsafe to host a World Cup in Australia but it is safe to host a T20 tournament in India. So letís vote on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    But it’s an illogical vote in the first place

    It is unsafe to host a World Cup in Australia but it is safe to host a T20 tournament in India. So let’s vote on this?
    Given that this is the ICC, most everything is illogical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U$ofA View Post
    Given that this is the ICC, most everything is illogical.
    ICC held its own during the WC2019 when India wanted Pakistan out of it, they will most likely hold its own again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    But itís an illogical vote in the first place

    It is unsafe to host a World Cup in Australia but it is safe to host a T20 tournament in India. So letís vote on this?
    Pakistan will have its representative and vote in ICC to present your views.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Pakistan will have its representative and vote in ICC to present your views.
    Thatís not an argument. We know whatís going to happen and whatís not, this is a discussion forum

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    Everyone wants the T20 WC except BCCI, Australian cricketers and Indian fans.

    NZ will most likely be in level one i.e. back to normal in a month, hard to think Aus won't be safe or close to it by September.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Thatís not an argument. We know whatís going to happen and whatís not, this is a discussion forum
    Well everyone gets only one vote and everyone has an opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Well everyone gets only one vote and everyone has an opinion.
    But itís not a point even worth voting on.

    If one board proposes to host PSL or CPL instead of T20wc, will it go to a board vote?

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    As I said a few days ago, the logic of holding a tournament with international players in Ind which has more cases than Australia and postponing the one in Australia is beyond any logic. Either both can host or neither.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    As I said a few days ago, the logic of holding a tournament with international players in Ind which has more cases than Australia and postponing the one in Australia is beyond any logic. Either both can host or neither.
    According to a BCCI spokesperson here, logic jaye bhaar mai! There will be a vote to decide what happens.

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    I really hope ACB take the honourable path and now start to disassociate themselves with cricketers who prefer foreign money instead of national duty. Warner and Cummins are a prime example of this. They will produce gun cricketers for their country even if they lose all of their 1st XI, Aussies will bounce back very soon with their talent pool and coaching system. This is getting beyond ridiculous.

    English and Kiwi cricketers are much better than this, they will make money where money can be made but never money over country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    As I said a few days ago, the logic of holding a tournament with international players in Ind which has more cases than Australia and postponing the one in Australia is beyond any logic. Either both can host or neither.
    Yes, neither or both. I tend to lean towards neither. I do not see either happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    I really hope ACB take the honourable path and now start to disassociate themselves with cricketers who prefer foreign money instead of national duty. Warner and Cummins are a prime example of this. They will produce gun cricketers for their country even if they lose all of their 1st XI, Aussies will bounce back very soon with their talent pool and coaching system. This is getting beyond ridiculous.

    English and Kiwi cricketers are much better than this, they will make money where money can be made but never money over country.
    Neesham the other day was talking about cricketers adapting and playing infront of no crowds and how the teams prep for the WC was like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    I really hope ACB take the honourable path and now start to disassociate themselves with cricketers who prefer foreign money instead of national duty. Warner and Cummins are a prime example of this. They will produce gun cricketers for their country even if they lose all of their 1st XI, Aussies will bounce back very soon with their talent pool and coaching system. This is getting beyond ridiculous.

    English and Kiwi cricketers are much better than this, they will make money where money can be made but never money over country.
    Neesham the other day was talking about cricketers adapting and playing infront of no crowds and how the teams prep for the WC was like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    I really hope ACB take the honourable path and now start to disassociate themselves with cricketers who prefer foreign money instead of national duty. Warner and Cummins are a prime example of this. They will produce gun cricketers for their country even if they lose all of their 1st XI, Aussies will bounce back very soon with their talent pool and coaching system. This is getting beyond ridiculous.

    English and Kiwi cricketers are much better than this, they will make money where money can be made but never money over country.
    I understand what you are saying. But the issue is, who is to say that the new set of players will not go for the money.

    A whole bunch of players put their hands up as soon as the IPL auction is announced. I think it runs into the hundreds. A good portion of this are Aussie cricketers.

    This goes for future English and Kiwi players as well. In fact Kiwi players are the ones who have deal with their board that there will no clashing international duty with IPL. They get to play the whole IPL season.

    The country over $$$ only goes so far. Everyone lives in the real world. Players want maximum monetization of the talent and limited shelf life. So it is only human nature that they gravitate towards leagues like the IPL. It's their life, they get to decide what they want to do and how much $$ they want to make. As things should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    But itís not a point even worth voting on.

    If one board proposes to host PSL or CPL instead of T20wc, will it go to a board vote?
    Vote is on whether T20 WC is to be postponed.

    Vote is not on when IPL is to be held.

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    There's no chance the Australian government gives CA the permission to host a tournament in which 15 foreign teams have to be flown into Australia and subject to separate quarantine arrangements. It's bizarre that people are even thinking that this is up for debate.

    The fact that the BCCI wants to hold a domestic T20 tournament in the same window is neither here nor there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U$ofA View Post
    Yes, neither or both. I tend to lean towards neither. I do not see either happening.
    ICC will lose any credibility they have if they allow the IPL to be played ahead of the T20 WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    ICC will lose any credibility they have if they allow the IPL to be played ahead of the T20 WC.
    According to someone here, ICC cannot do anything if the boards vote against it. That does make sense tbf, they cannot force boards to send their teams to Australia, but a lot of this would be done through BCCI backroom manipulation and promises of lucrative tours.

    ICC need to make it clear that no cricket unless its bilateral can take place during this period if the T20wc is not taking place during this period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    According to someone here, ICC cannot do anything if the boards vote against it. That does make sense tbf, they cannot force boards to send their teams to Australia, but a lot of this would be done through BCCI backroom manipulation and promises of lucrative tours.

    ICC need to make it clear that no cricket unless its bilateral can take place during this period if the T20wc is not taking place during this period.
    The problem is, that rule can/will be easily met. From what I know, IPL does not fall under the ICC. It's a private domestic league. So they are free to do as they want. Only the BCCI falls under ICC. As long as the BCCI does not violate that rule, they are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U$ofA View Post
    The problem is, that rule can/will be easily met. From what I know, IPL does not fall under the ICC. It's a private domestic league. So they are free to do as they want. Only the BCCI falls under ICC. As long as the BCCI does not violate that rule, they are fine.
    If ICC makes it mandatory for boards to honour FTP and WTC schedules and puts a ban on all non domestic tournaments, the IPL will then have to take a backseat. ICC can do this, its the reason why the IPL is provided a window in the ICC schedule in which maximum international participation can take place. Things work amicably and with mutual understandings but something like this which doesnt make sense will not go ahead. You cannot postpone an international event only to allow another board to host an event at the same magnitude. ICC are strong enough to declare the event as a non official ICC event and the responsibility of player safety would then lay on the Government of India. This may also seriously affect the event's sponsors and the contract agreement details of all players, especially the international players.

    There is a lot the ICC can do even though the narrative may suggest that they seem helpless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I would be amazed if the ICC actually stood up to the BCCI and told then that the T20 World Cup will go ahead and the IPL will just have to find another slot in the calendar.
    I second this. The world is far more materialistic than before and people at top would want to keep the divide intact. Material over principles would mean IPL wins the slot in Oct-Nov while ICC can look up calendars for their next available slot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    If ICC makes it mandatory for boards to honour FTP and WTC schedules and puts a ban on all non domestic tournaments, the IPL will then have to take a backseat. ICC can do this, its the reason why the IPL is provided a window in the ICC schedule in which maximum international participation can take place. Things work amicably and with mutual understandings but something like this which doesnt make sense will not go ahead. You cannot postpone an international event only to allow another board to host an event at the same magnitude. ICC are strong enough to declare the event as a non official ICC event and the responsibility of player safety would then lay on the Government of India. This may also seriously affect the event's sponsors and the contract agreement details of all players, especially the international players.

    There is a lot the ICC can do even though the narrative may suggest that they seem helpless.
    Again such a proposal will have to be voted on. And may not pass the ICC board room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Again such a proposal will have to be voted on. And may not pass the ICC board room.
    Yes indeed it wonít pass an Indian cricket committee board room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    If ICC makes it mandatory for boards to honour FTP and WTC schedules and puts a ban on all non domestic tournaments, the IPL will then have to take a backseat. ICC can do this, its the reason why the IPL is provided a window in the ICC schedule in which maximum international participation can take place. Things work amicably and with mutual understandings but something like this which doesnt make sense will not go ahead. You cannot postpone an international event only to allow another board to host an event at the same magnitude. ICC are strong enough to declare the event as a non official ICC event and the responsibility of player safety would then lay on the Government of India. This may also seriously affect the event's sponsors and the contract agreement details of all players, especially the international players.

    There is a lot the ICC can do even though the narrative may suggest that they seem helpless.
    I don't think the ICC has any control over what the IPL can and cannot do. Or any of the *PL leagues for that matter. The IPL window is just something the ICC had to agree to because of the BCCI. It is not like ICC told the IPL that here is the window we give you permission to play only in this time.

    IPL is already not an ICC event. So there is nothing for ICC to sanction it a non sanctioned event. About the only control the ICC has is to bar the umpires and match referees from officiating.

    You seem to suggest that ICC is some strong organization that take hard stances. All evidence to the contrary. They are a weak, greedy and selfish organization that lose their spine in front of the Big3, especially the BCCI.

    By the way, I am not suggesting that the IPL should happen. In fact I would say neither the IPL or the WC should happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Again such a proposal will have to be voted on. And may not pass the ICC board room.
    No question it will not pass. Such a proposal would be dead on arrival.

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    Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman optimistic of IPL 2020, suggests 'cramming' the schedule

    Kings XI Punjab head coach Anil Kumble is optimistic about the Indian Premier League happening this year even if it is behind closed doors due to the threat caused by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

    While the 13th season of the IPL was indefinitely postponed in March due to the coronavirus crisis, there are speculations that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wants to hold this year's IPL in the month of October as many international sporting events are slowly returning back to their normal routine.

    "Yes we are hopeful and optimistic that there is still a possibility (to hold IPL this year) if we can cram in the schedule," Kumble was quoted as saying by Star Sports show 'Cricket Connected'.

    "If we are going to have a stadium without spectators, then probably have 3 or 4 venues; there's still a possibility, we are all optimistic," said the former skipper, who is also the chairman of ICC's Cricket Committee.

    Meanwhile, former batsman VVS Laxman is also optimistic on this year's IPL as he suggested the stakeholders can hold the league in cities that have multiple stadia to help reduce travelling by players.

    "Absolutely (there is chance to hold IPL this year), and also make sure that all the stakeholders have a say," he said.

    "...you should identify one venue, which probably has 3 or 4 grounds; if at all you find that kind of a venue because travel is again going to be quite challenging," said the former stylish batsman.

    "You don't know who's going to be where at the airports, so that I'm sure the franchises and the BCCI will be looking into."

    However, there has been no official word from the BCCI and the fate of the IPL remains undecided.

    https://www.freepressjournal.in/spor...g-the-schedule


    Arsenal all the way!! (and Pakistan, of course!)

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    Seems ICC not happy with leaks ...


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    ICC Board update

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board met via teleconference today with all agenda items deferred until 10 June 2020 following a discussion, led by Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of confidentiality.

    A number of Board members had raised their concerns over this issue recently and felt it required immediate attention to ensure the sanctity and confidentiality of Board matters in line with the highest standards of governance.

    There was unanimous agreement to immediately initiate an independent investigation led by the ICC’s Ethics Officer and supported by global experts. The Board will be updated on this by the ICC CEO at its next meeting on 10 June 2020.

    The Board also requested the ICC management continue with their discussions with stakeholders in exploring various contingency options in light of the rapidly changing public health situation caused by the COVID 19 virus.


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    I think a majority of ICC member countries will force ICC to postpone world cup to next year thereby paving the way for IPL to take place. IPL in October November is a win win for most boards except pcb.

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    This is wrong. BCCI got it's unofficial window to organise their circus, it was cancelled due to Covid19 so it was not ICC's fault. Now if they want to threaten ICC and play IPL in place of T20 World Cup then this is plain bullying and people who are not calling it wrong are also idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    If ICC makes it mandatory for boards to honour FTP and WTC schedules and puts a ban on all non domestic tournaments, the IPL will then have to take a backseat. ICC can do this, its the reason why the IPL is provided a window in the ICC schedule in which maximum international participation can take place. Things work amicably and with mutual understandings but something like this which doesnt make sense will not go ahead. You cannot postpone an international event only to allow another board to host an event at the same magnitude. ICC are strong enough to declare the event as a non official ICC event and the responsibility of player safety would then lay on the Government of India. This may also seriously affect the event's sponsors and the contract agreement details of all players, especially the international players.

    There is a lot the ICC can do even though the narrative may suggest that they seem helpless.
    Thatís where the actual problem lies. ICC do not have any authority to make or change any existing rules without all or majority of members agreeing to it. We all know what happens the moment ICC goes for a voting.

    You seem to be beating the dead horse here, there isnít much ICC can do it Govt of Australia refuse to host event. If Australian govt refuses and Indian govt allows IPL(much smaller scale with lot of restrictions) then what exactly can ICC do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    This is wrong. BCCI got it's unofficial window to organise their circus, it was cancelled due to Covid19 so it was not ICC's fault. Now if they want to threaten ICC and play IPL in place of T20 World Cup then this is plain bullying and people who are not calling it wrong are also idiots.
    And this is what I was trying to explain to blind fools here...excellent post BVB!

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    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Cricket Australia boss Kevin Roberts has downplayed the prospect of the Twenty20 World Cup going ahead in 2020, saying the October-November schedule was under “very high risk” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    “Obviously, we’ve been hopeful all along that it could be staged in October-November but you would have to say there is a very high risk about the prospect of that happening,” Roberts told reporters in a video call on Friday.

    “In the event that doesn’t happen, there are potential windows in the February-March period, October-November the following year.

    “And there are implications here for the ICC over a number of years. So there’s a lot of complexity for the ICC to deal with.”

    The International Cricket Council, the sport’s world governing body, has the final say over whether the Oct. 18-Nov. 15 event will go ahead.

    On Thursday, the ICC deferred decisions over the tournament until its next board meeting on June 10.

    India’s cricket board (BCCI), which is set to host the following edition of the tournament in 2021, is keeping a close eye on developments as a postponement could open up a window for the Indian Premier League.

    The lucrative franchise-based tournament, which was supposed to start at the end of March, had to be postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic and the BCCI faces a $530 million dip in revenue if the competition fails to go ahead.

    The IPL’s move to an October-November slot could impact Australia’s scheduled T20 series with West Indies (Oct. 4-9) and India (Oct. 11-17) confirmed on Thursday, with a number of Australian internationals contracted to IPL teams.

    Australia’s cricketers would need exemptions from CA to be excused from international duty and play in the IPL but Roberts declined to say whether CA would grant them.

    “The question of the IPL will be addressed when a decision is made around the T20 World Cup, that’s the key influencing factor there,” he said.

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    Cricket Australia on being asked about their preference if the 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup doesn’t go ahead, has said that it would want to hold the 2021 edition rather than getting hosting rights in 2022. The 2021 edition of the tournament is currently for India to host. According to a report in The Australian, a letter from Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings was sent to ICC’s Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee on Thursday calling for the tournament to be shifted because of issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The letter was written in response to International Cricket Council asking Cricket Australia which options were preferable if the board is not able to host the tournament this year. Eddings has told ICC that it wants to host the event in late 2021 when India is scheduled to host the T20 World Cup and does not want the hosting rights for this year’s tournament to be shifted all the way back to 2022.

    The ICC Board met via teleconference on Thursday with all agenda items deferred until June 10 following a discussion, led by Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of confidentiality. At the board meeting, ICC was expected to finally decide on the fate of the 2020 T20 World Cup slated to be held from October 18 to November 15.

    However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the possibility of hosting the tournament currently looks bleak.

    Earlier, the IANS had reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not in the mood to exchange the hosting rights with Cricket Australia.

    “As for one of the ideas that BCCI may hand the hosting rights of the 2021 edition to CA and us hosting the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup, I honestly don’t see that happening. If the T20 World Cup doesn’t happen in Australia in 2020 then it will in 2022 is what we feel,” A BCCI official had explained.

    If this year’s T20 World Cup is postponed, which looks like the obvious solution in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it will open a window for the BCCI to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League which currently stands postponed. In fact, it is believed that the roadmap for the same is already in planning.


    https://www.hindustantimes.com/crick...dtqBxWn0M.html


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    Manohar is trying to delay the decision and the vote to somehow stall the Bcci.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Cricket Australia on being asked about their preference if the 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup doesn’t go ahead, has said that it would want to hold the 2021 edition rather than getting hosting rights in 2022. The 2021 edition of the tournament is currently for India to host. According to a report in The Australian, a letter from Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings was sent to ICC’s Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee on Thursday calling for the tournament to be shifted because of issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The letter was written in response to International Cricket Council asking Cricket Australia which options were preferable if the board is not able to host the tournament this year. Eddings has told ICC that it wants to host the event in late 2021 when India is scheduled to host the T20 World Cup and does not want the hosting rights for this year’s tournament to be shifted all the way back to 2022.

    The ICC Board met via teleconference on Thursday with all agenda items deferred until June 10 following a discussion, led by Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of confidentiality. At the board meeting, ICC was expected to finally decide on the fate of the 2020 T20 World Cup slated to be held from October 18 to November 15.

    However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the possibility of hosting the tournament currently looks bleak.

    Earlier, the IANS had reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not in the mood to exchange the hosting rights with Cricket Australia.

    “As for one of the ideas that BCCI may hand the hosting rights of the 2021 edition to CA and us hosting the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup, I honestly don’t see that happening. If the T20 World Cup doesn’t happen in Australia in 2020 then it will in 2022 is what we feel,” A BCCI official had explained.

    If this year’s T20 World Cup is postponed, which looks like the obvious solution in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it will open a window for the BCCI to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League which currently stands postponed. In fact, it is believed that the roadmap for the same is already in planning.


    https://www.hindustantimes.com/crick...dtqBxWn0M.html
    Realistically, no NOCís should be issued by CA or the Australian government for its players to participate in the IPL if it takes place instead.

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    NZ has one case in the entire country, we could possibly host the event in September if Aus doesn't want to.


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    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    NZ has one case in the entire country, we could possibly host the event in September if Aus doesn't want to.
    Host IPL please. Let's see how many die hard IPL fans get up early to watch Ashok Dinda bowling to Hardik Pandya.

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    ICC can re arrange the event to UAE also, give PCB the hosting rights instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Cricket Australia on being asked about their preference if the 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup doesn’t go ahead, has said that it would want to hold the 2021 edition rather than getting hosting rights in 2022. The 2021 edition of the tournament is currently for India to host. According to a report in The Australian, a letter from Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings was sent to ICC’s Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee on Thursday calling for the tournament to be shifted because of issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The letter was written in response to International Cricket Council asking Cricket Australia which options were preferable if the board is not able to host the tournament this year. Eddings has told ICC that it wants to host the event in late 2021 when India is scheduled to host the T20 World Cup and does not want the hosting rights for this year’s tournament to be shifted all the way back to 2022.

    The ICC Board met via teleconference on Thursday with all agenda items deferred until June 10 following a discussion, led by Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of confidentiality. At the board meeting, ICC was expected to finally decide on the fate of the 2020 T20 World Cup slated to be held from October 18 to November 15.

    However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the possibility of hosting the tournament currently looks bleak.

    Earlier, the IANS had reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not in the mood to exchange the hosting rights with Cricket Australia.

    “As for one of the ideas that BCCI may hand the hosting rights of the 2021 edition to CA and us hosting the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup, I honestly don’t see that happening. If the T20 World Cup doesn’t happen in Australia in 2020 then it will in 2022 is what we feel,” A BCCI official had explained.

    If this year’s T20 World Cup is postponed, which looks like the obvious solution in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it will open a window for the BCCI to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League which currently stands postponed. In fact, it is believed that the roadmap for the same is already in planning.


    https://www.hindustantimes.com/crick...dtqBxWn0M.html
    It will be overdoing it if India gets to host WT20 2022 in OCT-NOV, and 5moths down the road host 2023 World Cup. ICC should just scrap the WT20 in order to keep the balance or else could get boring watching so many world cups.

    ICC have become joke of an organization

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    This is wrong. BCCI got it's unofficial window to organise their circus, it was cancelled due to Covid19 so it was not ICC's fault. Now if they want to threaten ICC and play IPL in place of T20 World Cup then this is plain bullying and people who are not calling it wrong are also idiots.
    You are right. This is BCCI bullying. But why is the ICC not doing anything? It is the ICC who have to act to stop this bullying.

    The change has to be forced from the other side. The ICC in this case. The BCCI is not going to change its ways. They are getting what they want. In many cases given before even asking. Why would they change? They have no incentive to change. That is just human nature.

    The has to come from the ICC. They need grow a spine, stop being greedy and selfish and enforce their vision. A tall order for an incompetent organization.

    So I see things to stay as is. Unless you have other options.

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    The ICC could look at postponing the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held later this year, former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has said.

    The ICC continues to explore contingency plans amid the raging pandemic before it decides on the fate of the T20 World Cup on June 10.

    Speaking on Cricket Connected, a talk show by Star Sports, Sangakkara said: “Everyday, there are new learnings, new things being found out, so we will have to wait and see, but the options may be to cancel [the T20 World Cup] this year, postpone it to another year, but to have in place anticipatory procedures that take into account health and safety of both the players and the spectators, and make sure that’s iron clad.”

    Unanswered questions

    There were many unanswered questions around the pandemic, Sangakkara pointed out. He said, “The real thing is, what’s going to happen with the virus? Is it going to disappear like SARS and MERS, or is this something that’s going to come back seasonally? Will we have to live with this particular virus or different strains of it from time to time or do we have to live with it long term?”

    He added: “If that’s the case, then some of the changes that we have seen in our lives now may be the new normal for us for a few years until a vaccine is found or until there’s enough immunity globally among the people to withstand this. So, those are really questions that I don’t think anyone can answer at the moment. We will get more clarity as time goes by.”

    He also said, “So, I can imagine sitting around a table for the ICC, trying to understand, consulting with experts to understand what’s going on. And more so, the questions that a lot of us have in our minds have still not been answered by the top most experts in the world.”

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    Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said that he is still not sure when cricket would resume in the country. All cricketing activities around the globe were halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the lockdown is being lifted gradually in India, Ganguly isn’t yet sure when cricket would get a green light.

    “We can’t say what will happen in the days to come. It is tough to predict. We are looking at all options. We are still not sure when cricket could resume,” Ganguly told Sportskeeda during an interview on Monday.

    With Covid-19 positive cases on the rise in India it is not possible for Ganguly or BCCI to plan the Indian Premier League yet. The BCCI president reiterated that no discussion has taken place in the board regarding the schedule of the tournament.

    “If at all, IPL does happen, we don’t know where it could happen. India would certainly like to host the event, provided the environment is safe. Right now, we are not in a position to say anything. It is too early. We are yet to officially discuss the IPL schedule. But it depends on the safety of the environment. Saving human life and breaking the coronavirus chain are more important for all of us,” Ganguly said.

    IPL was initially slated to begin from March 29, before getting postponed indefinitely. The future of teh T20 World Cup also looks grim with the ICC set take a call on it on June 10.

    The IPL is a huge money spinner for the BCCI and in case it does not take place, the board will face losses to the tune of thousands of crores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    This is the point. You can relocate the T20 World Cup instead of postponing it all together

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said that he is still not sure when cricket would resume in the country. All cricketing activities around the globe were halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the lockdown is being lifted gradually in India, Ganguly isn’t yet sure when cricket would get a green light.

    “We can’t say what will happen in the days to come. It is tough to predict. We are looking at all options. We are still not sure when cricket could resume,” Ganguly told Sportskeeda during an interview on Monday.

    With Covid-19 positive cases on the rise in India it is not possible for Ganguly or BCCI to plan the Indian Premier League yet. The BCCI president reiterated that no discussion has taken place in the board regarding the schedule of the tournament.

    “If at all, IPL does happen, we don’t know where it could happen. India would certainly like to host the event, provided the environment is safe. Right now, we are not in a position to say anything. It is too early. We are yet to officially discuss the IPL schedule. But it depends on the safety of the environment. Saving human life and breaking the coronavirus chain are more important for all of us,” Ganguly said.

    IPL was initially slated to begin from March 29, before getting postponed indefinitely. The future of teh T20 World Cup also looks grim with the ICC set take a call on it on June 10.

    The IPL is a huge money spinner for the BCCI and in case it does not take place, the board will face losses to the tune of thousands of crores.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/crick...7OM6bYlFL.html
    Just cancel it already. Enough of this drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    This is the point. You can relocate the T20 World Cup instead of postponing it all together
    Will NZ Govt allow all the fans to flock NZ as well? Probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Just cancel it already. Enough of this drama.
    My point exactly how long will ICC play drama regarding WT20. Just cancel it already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Just cancel it already. Enough of this drama.
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianG00se View Post
    My point exactly how long will ICC play drama regarding WT20. Just cancel it already.
    I agree. But perhaps there are some legal consequences with broadcasters and other partners in cancelling it too quickly. Perhaps ICC is just playing this to show that they "tried everything".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Solid suggestion. If NZ allows, it can be pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianG00se View Post
    Will NZ Govt allow all the fans to flock NZ as well? Probably not.
    They have plenty of fans for India/Pakistan and Bangladesh in New Zealand. Who else actually has fans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    They have plenty of fans for India/Pakistan and Bangladesh in New Zealand. Who else actually has fans?
    That doesnít answer the question. Will they allow those who might get tickets are overseas. Since, itís a WT20 fans are entitled to watch match (if they let any to begin with)
    Lastly, do NZ want 15 Intl teams visiting them?

    They did a good job with Covid-19, but would they want to take a chance with hosting an event? For us fans we might say itís no big deal, but for an organizer it could be a huge headache

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianG00se View Post
    That doesnít answer the question. Will they allow those who might get tickets are overseas. Since, itís a WT20 fans are entitled to watch match (if they let any to begin with)
    Lastly, do NZ want 15 Intl teams visiting them?

    They did a good job with Covid-19, but would they want to take a chance with hosting an event? For us fans we might say itís no big deal, but for an organizer it could be a huge headache
    Stop towing BCCIís line here. World T20 can happen in a safe country even if it means there are no fans from abroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianG00se View Post
    My point exactly how long will ICC play drama regarding WT20. Just cancel it already.
    You are not that smart. May be reading the article I quoted will help you. Hint : Saurav Ganguly is not ICC President.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianG00se View Post
    That doesnít answer the question. Will they allow those who might get tickets are overseas. Since, itís a WT20 fans are entitled to watch match (if they let any to begin with)
    Lastly, do NZ want 15 Intl teams visiting them?

    They did a good job with Covid-19, but would they want to take a chance with hosting an event? For us fans we might say itís no big deal, but for an organizer it could be a huge headache
    Before NZ does that you should ask this question that will governments of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and other nations allow their citizens to travel abroad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Stop towing BCCIís line here. World T20 can happen in a safe country even if it means there are no fans from abroad.
    If you want to look at hypocrites then read the posts of some members in this thread and then read their posts in that 'World T20 vs IPL' thread. Those who are acting like arrogant kids here are actually trying to portray themselves as true cricket fans there lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    If you want to look at hypocrites then read the posts of some members in this thread and then read their posts in that 'World T20 vs IPL' thread. Those who are acting like arrogant kids here are actually trying to portray themselves as true cricket fans there lol.
    I know man. These hypocrites have issues with NZ not allowing fans from abroad but they are happy for Australia to call it off completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    I know man. These hypocrites have issues with NZ not allowing fans from abroad but they are happy for Australia to call it off completely.
    Power and money of BCCI getting to their head it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    You are not that smart. May be reading the article I quoted will help you. Hint : Saurav Ganguly is not ICC President.
    Youíre not smart at reading the entire fiasco. People have been bashing BCCI for sabotaging ICC event in order to host IPL in haste. But Mr Ganguly have cleared the confusion that there is no such plan.

    Now, what else do people have here to bash BCCI, oh yes us fans. Good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Stop towing BCCIís line here. World T20 can happen in a safe country even if it means there are no fans from abroad.
    That depends on Host country. Until NZC comes out and offer to host, we are speculating

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianG00se View Post
    That depends on Host country. Until NZC comes out and offer to host, we are speculating
    Not that it even matters but why do BCCI fans have objections to anything that could be supportive to WCT20 but they have an excuse for the IPL at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Not that it even matters but why do BCCI fans have objections to anything that could be supportive to WCT20 but they have an excuse for the IPL at the same time?
    I have not said even once that IPL should take place and WT20 shouldnít. In fact most of us have been suggesting that neither should take place. For rest of the year, or till we find a cure, bilaterals are way to go, which could also provide much needed experience for players to get used to new playing conditions.
    WT20 at this point is too risky for players, staff, fans(if any), and host nation. Both BCCI and ICC are greedy. Much bigger events globally have been called off but here we have ICC lack leadership skills to make a call. Same goes for BCCI, they should bite the bullet and call off the event. No amount of money can justify risk.

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    WT20 in NZ would be awesome, I'd probably check out the NZ games and go to the Indian and Aus games with friends.


    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is discussing all the possible options to hold the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), even staging the event outside the country but as their last resort.

    "The board is looking at all options. If it comes to taking IPL out of India, it may happen but as the last option," a source within BCCI told ANI.

    "If that's the only option then we will consider it. We have done it in the past also and we can do it again but the first preference will be to host it in India," the source added.

    The 2020 edition of the IPL which was slated to commence on March 29 has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis.

    It will not be the first time when the league will take place outside India as IPL 2009 was hosted by South Africa and the 2014 edition was staged in India and UAE.

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday deferred a decision on 'all agenda items' until June 10. The source said that nothing has been finalised as of now and they will wait to get clarity over the T20 World Cup, to be played in Australia from October 18-November 15.

    "We will wait for clarity over T20 World Cup from ICC before discussing anything further. But I can tell that as of now no decision has been taken," the source said.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/76191286.cms


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