Former Sri Lanka cricket team’s captain and batting great, Kumar Sangakkara feels cancellation of this year’s T20 World Cup may be one of the solutions for the apex governing body citing everyday’s new learning as a reason.
Notably, the ICC’s board meeting via teleconference on Thursday was not decisive one from the T20 World Cup point of view. The top governing body deferred the discussion on ‘all agenda items’ till June 10 and informed the same in its media release.
We will have to wait and watch
Speaking in a Star Sports Show ‘Cricket Connected’, Sangakkara put forth his opinion on this year’s showpiece event which is scheduled to begin on Oct 18 of this year.
The Kumar Sangakkara, who was offered Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) President post for the second term, expressed his deep concern on the issue and asked whether the contagious virus will disappear or people will have to learn adjusting with the virus.
“Will we have to live with this particular virus or different strains of it from time to time or do we have to live with it long term?” Sangakkara asked on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.
He further added that as the situation is not so clear at the time we will have to wait and see for the next move.
“Everyday, there are new learnings, new things being found out, so we will have to wait and see, but the options may be to cancel it this year, postpone it to another year, but to have in place anticipatory procedures that take into account health and safety of both the players and the spectators, and make sure that’s iron clad,” he added.
Some important questions are still unanswered
Adding further on the show, former Sri Lanka skipper said he can imagine sitting for a meeting around the ICC table and trying to find answers to all the important questions which are yet be answered.
“So, I can imagine sitting around a table for the ICC, trying to understand, consulting with experts to understand what’s going on. And more so, the questions that a lot of us have in our minds have still not been answered by the top most experts in the world,” concluded Kumar Sangakkara.