ICC Board discusses contingency plan after Sourav Ganguly welcomed by world body

ICC Board discusses contingency plan after Sourav Ganguly welcomed by world body

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board met today via teleconference in lieu of planned meetings to debate urgent matters for decision only, thanks to COVID-19. The impact of the pandemic on the game globally was discussed.

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: "We still undertake a comprehensive business continuity and contingency planning exercise which can allow us to adapt to the rapidly evolving world during which we discover ourselves.

"The ICC management will continue our contingency planning around ICC events and can also work with Members to explore all options available to us supported a variety of scenarios connected to the pandemic."

Sourav Ganguly was welcomed because the BCCI representative on the ICC Board, whilst Cricket Australia and therefore the Local Organising Committee were thanked for his or her efforts in staging the successful, historic and galvanizing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.

The Board also approved the ICC audited financial statements for 2019 and therefore the refore the final accounts for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

When a member was asked what happens if England, which is thanks to host Pakistan and West Indies reception is unable to try to to so, he said the matter of points allocation are going to be mentioned the technical committee.

"It can't happen unless an amicable solution is reached. you would possibly have India playing six series and perched at top and England get to play three thanks to lockdown and tight FTP schedule. you would like an answer to the distribution of points and matter should be mentioned the technical committee," a representative of a member told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

A couple of Board members felt that World T20 in Australia isn't under threat as October remains a while away.

"If things are in check from June, we will then work on a selected contingency plan. Right now, ICC would be performing on various plans and would come up with their proposals in course of your time ," the senior official said.

The local organizing committee of Women's World T20 was thanked for conducting a successful tournament.