ICC board video conference to discuss contingency plans

NEW DELHI: The member nations of the International Cricket Council are scheduled to have a video conference on Friday to discuss contingency plans for upcoming ICC events in the wake of ever-widening global repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Initial discussions around the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia from mid-October along with the bilateral Test series in the World Test Championship schedule would probably be high on the agenda if the lockdown, as is feared, continues for the next two months.

"It's more about an update on contingency planning at this stage. In case of an extreme situation, there should be plan B and C ready. So, we board members need to understand the options available," a veteran administrator told PTI.

"Obviously, the situation currently is very serious and COVID-19 and its implications is on agenda. But if you think logically, World T20 is in October and final of World Test Championship is in June, 2021.

"So we have time and no point in taking any decision in haste. No decisions expected on Friday. It's more of a stock taking," he added.