Chances of T20 World Cup improve as Australia

Chances of T20 World Cup improve as Australia set to welcome limited crowds at stadiums

Chances of T20 World Cup improve as Australia set to welcome limited crowds at stadiums.MELBOURNE: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday hinted at the return of up to 10,000 spectators at sporting venues from July as the country races against time to be ready for the

T20 World Cup

 in October-November and eagerly awaits a Test series against India after that.

 

The

International Cricket Council

 is likely to decide the fate of the World Cup next month. The 16-team tournament is in serious doubt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Test series against India is scheduled in December.

 

“This is going to be looked at over the next few weeks. For the larger ones (venues) I would venture that it would be the subject of a discrete approval for each venue that would be worked out with the Chief Health Officer in each state or territory,” Morrison was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

 

So by the time you get into July there may be that type of opportunity for the rules that apply to those under 40,000 carry over to those above 40,000.

 

Morrison said allowing spectators in stadiums with more than 40,000 capacity will take some more time.

 

“When you’re up above 40,000, you’ve got more than 10,000 people going to a gathering, that has implications for the egress and access of and to those premises, public transport crushes, all those sorts of things,” he explained.

 

“That will require much more significant work,” Morrison added.

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