Chris Lynn: T20 World Cup is a Technical Challenge Amidst of a Pandemic
Hard-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn criticize that the nation’s dreams of staging the Twenty20 World Cup in October and November, claiming it will be a “logistical disaster” owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.The International Cricket Council, the world governing body for cricket, confirmed last week that it was already preparing for the match according to its timeline of October 18 to November 15 this year, following the worldwide suspension of the sport to include COVID-19. Chris Lynn said he couldn’t see it moving forward because of the challenges of managing 16 international teams from around the world which he had played 18 T20 internationals.
He had told the local broadcaster Fox Sports on Tuesday on his opinion which is a no. Although everyone is praying to continue the games, he believes that it will be a nightmare as the arrangement for logistics like hotel and travels will be tough work during this outbreak. Cricket Australia says it’s preparing to launch the tournament in October, but Chief Executive Kevin Roberts revealed last week that the whole international calendar for 2020 is still unconfirmed owing to the virus.
Rescheduling or delaying the T20 World Cup would place more pressure on Cricket Australia’s finances, with the company still losing hundreds of millions of dollars as a consequence of the suspension. Players are likely to be affected by wage reductions as Cricket Australia launches its annual list of regional contracts this week, which has already been delayed by one month. The captain of Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash League (BBL) T20 competition, said the domestic players would be willing to make pay reductions to ensure that the BBL will move on in the home summer. He added that although no one likes to take pay cuts, they have to think realistically if they want the game to be continued.