ICC tardy with T20 World Cup, tethers refreshed row between BCCI and Manohar
BCCI has accused outgoing ICC (International Cricket Council) of deliberately dragging its decision on this yearâ€™s T20 World Cup. BCCI is reportedly livid with this laid back attitude of ICC on the fate of world cup for this year.
Cricket Australiaâ€™s chairman Earl Eddings has already, repeatedly reported the inability of country to host the world cup scheduled from October 18 to November 15. The BCCI is of view that the â€śdelayed tacticsâ€ť of BCCI regarding the global event can seriously affect Indiaâ€™s IPL staging for the year.
A senior BCCI official said, â€śWhy is the outgoing ICC Chairman (Manohar) creating confusion? If the host cricket board doesnâ€™t want to conduct the T20 World Cup, why will it take a month to announce the decision? Is he trying to hold BCCI to ransom?â€ť
Earlier this month after a meeting ICC had decided to wait further for a month to explore the scenarios and chalk out a contingency plan before taking a final decision on the global event in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
BCCI feels that a quick response on postponement of the event will help the nations to explore their opportunities.
BCCI official said, â€śIts not just about the BCCI or IPL. If ICC announces the postponement during this month, even those member nations whose players are not a part of the IPL can plan their bilateral series in that window. The delay in decision making will hurt everybody.â€ť
Sri Lanka is being viewed as an ideal candidate for a September IPL instead of UAE, cost effectively.
BCCI and Manohar rift is not new and dates back when N. Srinivasan was the BCCI President.