The T20 World Cup can be delayed Says Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch said the World Cup T20 could wind up being delayed for up to three months.

Updated: Apr 24, 2020 16:44 IST

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Hari Aditya

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Fear of Extended Postponement of T20

Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch thinks the feared COVID-19 pandemic might result in a postponement of the T20 World Cup this year by up to three months. The T20 World Cup is scheduled for October 18-November 15 in Australia. In view of the latest health problems impacting lakhs of people worldwide, Finch doesn't see it keeping up. "l think we might have to get our heads around a T20 World Cup that might be postponed for a month, two months, three months, whatever it has to be," Finch told 'SEN Radio'.

Finch said he wouldn't mind having the game restart without fans until the pandemic is managed.

"But as long as we can get live sport up and running. Whether that's with crowds or not, I don't think that makes any difference to the players." "We played one ODI against New Zealand with no crowd (and it) was really strange for first four or five overs, but then you got into your work," he said.

In addition to the T20 World Cup, Australia is also scheduled to host India for a bilateral rubber series that involves a four-Test. On Thursday, the ICC Chief Executives Committee (CEC) will meet to address the financial consequences of COVID-19 as well as contingency plans for all ICC global affairs, including the T20 World Cup, during a conference call. Finch feels authorities will need to be "creative" while rejigging the international schedule.

"l think we might have to get a little bit creative with how we do that (as part of a new-look schedule). Whether that's setting up and playing two Test matches in one hub or something like that," he said.