ICC Twenty 20 Cricket World Cup should not be sidelined,says Inzamam

ISLAMABAD, Jul 05: Former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has expressed that the ICC Twenty 20 Cricket World Cup should not be sidelined, instead to give room to a league or series.

In a video message he said, the sources and internal people are talking about that it is decided the T20 World Cup won’t happen. Australia can say that it was difficult for it to manage 18 teams for the mega event as it is not easy.This would divert the focus of players on private leagues, instead of international matches, which was not good for the game.

“The tournament was scheduled to take place from October 18 to November 15 in Australia but was under threat due to novel COVID-19 pandemic.

“Indian board is strong and has control in the International Cricket Council (ICC). If Australia says that we cannot hold the World Cup because of the COVID-19 pandemic then their stance will be easily accepted, but if any such kind event happens during the same time then questions will be raised,” he said.

Inzamam said ICC should not be allowed to give priority to private leagues on international cricket. This will lead to young players forcing on private leagues other than international matches,” he added.

Inzamam said that ICC was doing any such kind a thing, but even if this kind of an impression was seen than it would not be good for cricket. “I have also heard that objections are also raised on the dates of the Asia Cup as it is clashing with some other event.

He urged that ICC, Asian Cricket Council and all cricket boards should sit together and give a strong message that any such kind of impression (giving priority to private leagues instead of international cricket), won’t take place.

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