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T20 World Cup could be shifted to New Zealand, suggests Dean Jones

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While ICC deferred its ‘all agenda items’ in the previous meeting till June 10 and a decision is yet to be taken on T20 World Cup 2020, former cricketer turned commentator Dean Jones suggested that the T20 World Cup of this year could be shifted to New Zealand.

New Zealand has managed to stop the Coronavirus spread and is moving towards normalcy. The Country has currently only one active case with no new case recorded in past 12 days.

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Former Australia cricketer turned commentator Dean Jones feels that current situation of New Zealand might stimulate ICC and other boards to shift this years of T20 World Cup to the country.

“Jacinda Ardern said NZ could move to alert level 1 next week, which means all social distancing measures and curbs on mass gatherings will be lifted, she said. Maybe play the T20 WC there? #justathought,” Dean Jones’ tweeted.

Fate of World Cup is yet to be decided

This year’s world cup is set to be played from 18 October- 15 November this year in Australia but the COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized the showpiece event and posed some serious questions before the authorities.

“The Board also requested the ICC management continue with their discussions with stakeholders in exploring various contingency options in light of the rapidly changing public health situation caused by the COVID-19 virus,” said ICC in its media release on 28 May.

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