The Board of Control of Control for India has accused outgoing chairman Shashank Manohar of deliberately putting off taking a decision on the fate of this year’s T20 World Cup.
With Cricket Australia’s chairman Earl Eddings once again citing his board’s inability to host the global event from October 18-November 15, the BCCI feels that the ICC’s delaying tactic could severely hurt preparations for the Indian Premier League.
“Why is the outgoing ICC chairman [Manohar] creating confusion? If the host cricket board doesn’t want to conduct T20 World Cup, why will it take a month to announce the decision? Is he trying to hold BCCI to ransom?” a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI.
The ICC, after a board meeting earlier this month, decided to wait another month and explore more contingency plans before taking a call on the event in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The official feels that a quick decision on the matter would also help member nations plan their bilateral engagements.
“It’s just not about the BCCI or the IPL. If ICC announces the postponement during this month, even those member nations whose players are not a part of IPL can plan their bilateral series in that window. The delay in decision-making…