Former Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said in an interview to Aaj Tak that the ultimate decision of whether the T20 World Cup takes place as per schedule in the month of October or not is to be taken by the board of the host country, Cricket Australia.
The ICC are yet to take a concrete decision on the future of the global tournament, with the International governing body deferring any such decision to be taken in July, with 4 months to go for the tournament to begin as per schedule. However, with the number of cases going down in Australia, and a crowd of about 10,000 set to be allowed into the stadiums, there is still a ray of hope.
Tendulkar told Aaj Tak, “If we speak about the T20 (World Cup), I feel it is the decision of the Australian Board whether they will be able to conduct the tournament. The financial side and other aspects will also come into effect. We will have to see whether all these things combine together. This is a difficult decision but cricket is happening, there cannot be a bigger thing than it.”
Tendulkar also went on to talk about West Indies’ tour of England, which includes three Test matches. He said that he is pleased with the progress taking place, and said that slowly things are coming back on track. The 3 Test match series will be held in a ‘bio-secure’ environment in July.
“I am very happy. England is playing their Test match against West Indies from July 8, so slowly the vehicle is coming on the track, which is a good thing,” he added.