The novel corona virus has taken its toll at the beginning of 2020, arresting several activities. Cricket in 2020 has been hit badly and event of the year the Olympics (to be held at Tokyo), is also likely to be postponed. For the first time since World War II, cricket has come to a standstill.
Eight teams are participating in the Indian Premier League. Originally, this was supposed to begin on March 29th but has now been pushed to April 15th, by the BCCI. The Indian government has imposed a strict ban on social gatherings thereby restricting the game as well. Having begun in 2008, the IPL immediately became popular with the masses, maturing into the most lucrative cricketing event, ever.
One of the top and most happening events in the world is the Women’s T20 Challenge. The current season would have seen four teams participating, had the corona virus not dashed hopes. Women’s IPL would be introduced right after this.
9 teams would be participating in the World Test Championship that was scheduled right after the men’s World Cup (50 overs). The ICC designed this as a marquee event with the top nine teams in the world contesting for the Cup. Two teams would have landed at Lord’s in June of 2021. But the Covid-19 has dampened even this.
Beginning (ideally) on the 1st of May, next to the World Test Championships. With even the ICC approving of the ODI league. The series was supposed to be a qualifier for the men’s World Cup event of 2023. Later this month, the ICC Will hold digital board meetings. To finalize the playing conditions.
The other matches that stand postponed are The Hundred, Asia Cup, Men’s T20 World Cup, and ICC Women’s ODI Championship.
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