David Warner: By looks of it, T20 World Cup will not go ahead

Australian opener David Warner says it is unlikely that the T20 World Cup will be staged Down Under in October-November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Warner: The ICC World Cup will not go ahead here by the looks of it. It will be difficult to get everyone (16 teams) together.   -  Getty Images

Australian opener David Warner says it is unlikely that the T20 World Cup will be staged Down Under in October-November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All cricketing activity has come to a halt due to the health crisis and there are serious doubts over the future of T20 World Cup.

“The ICC World Cup will not go ahead here by the looks of it. It will be difficult to get everyone (16 teams) together,” said Warner in an Instagram live session with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma.

However, the International Cricket Council is yet to take the final call on the T20 showpiece event.

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During the chat, Rohit said India’s tour of Australia, which is scheduled after the T20 World Cup, will be a “great way” to restart international calendar.

“I love playing against Australia. When we won last time (in 2019), it was great for us. You guys (Warner and Steve Smith) were missing (due to ball-tampering bans).

“What our bowlers and batters did there was amazing. I am looking forward to the upcoming tour already. Hope both boards manage to get the series underway. Will be a great way to kick off cricket in the world,” said India’s limited-overs vice-captain.

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India won its first Test series in Australia, and Warner said he was feeling helpless watching his team lose.

“Watching that series was hard as you can’t do anything from the outside. But I want to say that India has the best pace attack against left-handers. They zero in one spot and keep bowling there.

“Mentally, it was great for Indian cricket but it was hard to watch. I felt helpless. Hope it does happen and looking forward to the battle,” said Warner.

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