IMAGE: BCCI expecting formal post ponement of T20 WC on Monday. Photo: ICC T20 World Cup/Twitter

On hold for the past 2 months, the fate of this year’s T20 World Cup will be up for a definitive round of deliberation when the ICC board consults with the BCCI, virtually, on Monday, hoping for a postponement, to guarantee that the IPL can proceed.

The worldwide occasion is supposed to be held from October 18 to November 15 in Australia however the country’s cricket board had, in May itself, expressed its failure to host amidst a second surge of COVID-19 cases in the state of Victoria.

With India’s case load likewise exceeding the 10 lakh mark, consisting of more than 26,000 deaths, the IPL, if held, is likely to move to the UAE once the main federal government gives its proceed.

” The initial step was post ponement of Asia Cup, which has taken place. We can just start to move ahead with our strategies after the ICC announces the post ponement. They have been resting on the choice even after Cricket Australia said that they are not too keen on hosting the event,” a BCCI Pinnacle Council member informed PTI on conditions of anonymity.

This year’s T20 World Cup will likely be held in Australia in 2022 as India does not want to switch its 2021 hosting rights with Cricket Australia currently.

That Australia won’t be hosting the mega event was clear after the cricket board informed its gamers to prepare for a white-ball series against England scheduled for late September.

CA has actually even revealed a 26-strong initial squad for that trip.

The ICC, on its part, has actually kept that it desires to check out all possible “contingency” choices prior to taking a call of such immense magnitude. And it is not uncommon for the governing body to wait this long.

” Pakistan was expected to host the Champions Prize in 2009. After the terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus, everybody in their correct senses understood that PCB will never host a big event in far-off future,” said a source knowledgeable about the functioning of the ICC.

” Yet, ICC deputed its workers in Pakistan for months when South Africa was already preparing to host the event. Everybody understood but an official announcement of shift took months as danger evaluation belonged to protocol.

” The ICC could not have actually simply held off the T20 World Cup right away as at first, the leading ministers of the Australian government revealed keenness to host,” he added.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has also resigned itself to this result after vehemently opposing the Indian board.

The postponement of Asia Cup, which was expected to be hosted by the PCB, to 2021 was a big blow to Ehsan Mani and his team.

” We have had a great deal of discussions and the sensation is it (T20 World Cup) would not be possible this year. ICC has World Cups lined up in 2021 and 2023 so we have a space year where we can change this occasion,” Mani had actually recently said while speaking to press reporters in his nation.

It has been discovered that PCB is contacting other boards in the hope of finalising some bilateral engagements as the national team has nothing lined up after its England tour.

Nomination process for Chairman’s election:

The other problem that is most likely to come up for conversation in Monday’s conference is the nomination process for the next independent chairman of the ICC after Shashank Manohar’s resignation earlier this month.

It is learnt that there is no agreement on what needs to be the criteria in case numerous candidates join the fray.

“The board is not joined on whether the normal 2/3rd bulk to decide will be utilized (as its in case of policy decision) or the case of easy bulk amongst the 17 board members,” an ICC Board member stated.

England and Wales Cricket Board’s Colin Graves was thought about the leading competitor with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s name also being drifted.

Ganguly’s candidature will certainly depend on whether the Supreme Court waives off the cooling down period and allows him to continue as BCCI president beyond July 27 when he completes 6 years as an office-bearer in the Indian Board’s state and national systems.

When asked about the possibility of using up the ICC job in a current interview, the 48-year-old said he is young and in no hurry for the position.

New Zealand’s Gregor Barclay, Hong Kong’s Imran Khawaja, who is currently the interim chairman, are likewise being talked about as prospective prospects.