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NEW DELHI: The members of ICC The board of directors will meet by videoconference Friday to discuss emergency plans for its multiple tournaments following the COVID-19 pandemic that ended world sporting activities.

While a few members of the ICC Board of Directors confirmed to PTI that no concrete decision is expected during the conference call, it has become imperative that a meeting be required to discuss the emergency plans.

The most publicized ICC flagship event in 2020 is the T20 Men’s World Cup in October-November, in addition to the various bilateral series that are part of the World Test Championship. The point system in the case of canceled series will be a subject of discussion.

One such series, the tour outside England to Sri Lanka, has already been postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic that has killed more than 20,000 people worldwide.

“At the moment, the situation is such that no decision can be made because no one knows when normalcy will return. Obviously, the members will take stock of the situation in their respective countries.

“But we have to be ready with plans if this lockdown continues for two more months. The full FTP will be upside down,” a member country official told PTI.

He said that the allocation of points from the Test Championship games that will be postponed will be another problem.

“The England vs Sri Lanka series has been postponed, but where will it be placed given that the FTP schedule is shock-a-bloc. It is not a series which will be affected but a few others which are aligned”, did he declare.

There is England which welcomes the West Indies and Pakistan in June and July, while New Zealand visits Bangladesh in August. India will then play test matches in November against Australia in an away series.

“So, like what could be the ideal point system. The question of whether giving 60 points to each of the two teams will be a fair deal is something that members need to discuss,” he added.

Currently, there is no imminent threat to the World T20 in Australia, but if the lockdown continues for two to three months, it may become the prerogative of the Australian government to decide on travel and travel restrictions. the way he perceives the situation in his country at that time. .

The indefinite termination of the action could also have an effect on the ICC as well as on the income stream of member countries, which cannot be measured exactly at the moment.

“It is an extreme situation that we are not even thinking about at the moment. But it is a crisis situation and no harm if options are discussed,” said another board member.

Of BCCI, in all likelihood, president Sourav Ganguly will be the representative of the board of directors. In case Ganguly cannot attend, it will be the secretary Jay Shah.

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