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ICC T20 World Cup set to be officially postponed this week

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Agency :
The T20 World Cup 2020 to be held in October in Australia is officially set to be postponed when International Cricket Council (ICC) officials meet this Friday, reports the dailytelegraph.com.au.
This may open up a window for the BCCI to host the IPL 2020 this year, however, the report by noted journalist Ben Horne also claims that the multi-billion dollar league may very well be played in the UAE or Sri Lanka due to the worsening Covid-19 situation in India. The report also states that Australia may potentially travel to UK for a limited-over series against England mid-September.
The Friday meeting may not decide when the T20 World Cup will be moved, but Australia are keen to host the event in October 2021. But, with India scheduled to host next year's tournament, Australia's window may be pushed by further two years.
If the IPL indeed happens and Australia tours England, it would be easier for the contracted IPL players from the country to travel from England to Asia or Middle-East for the IPL without having to quarantine twice back in Australia and then to the country where IPL would eventually be held.

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