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Trying to get 16 countries into Australia is unrealistic: Cricket Australia chairman on T20 World Cup in 2020

Reporter Cricket, International, Sports

Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings on Tuesday conceded that this year’s T20 World Cup amid the COVID-19 pandemic seems “unrealistic” as it will be difficult to fly in 16 teams to the country.

Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings described the staging of the Twenty20 World Cup this year as “unlikely” on the same day as he confirmed the head of the organising committee for the 2020 tournament would be taking over as interim chief executive of the sport’s national governing body.

Nick Hockley, chief executive of the Twenty20 World Cup, was appointed on Tuesday as Cricket Australia’s interim CEO after Kevin Roberts stood down with 18 months still to run on his contract.

Australia is scheduled to host the men’s T20 World Cup in October and November, but the prospects of the event going ahead in 2020 are diminishing.

It’s more likely the main income for the Australian summer will be from a tour by India, with cricket boards in both countries working to get agreement from governments to make it possible for the series to go ahead.

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