At the time when the world is in a state of lockdown; there is nothing that remains unaffected by this pandemic. The lockdown also stays with the cricketing fraternity. In this post, we will discuss different aspects of how coronavirus affects cricketing fraternity.
The viral pandemic not only disturbs cricket but also all other sports up to a large extent.
We have seen the Olympics scheduled to be held in Tokyo stands postponed and also the same for all other sports.
Now as we go down we will cover all the ways how coronavirus affects cricketing fraternity.
Postponement of IPL
The cash-rich annual cricketing mega event organized by the BCCI remains postponed till April 15, 2020.
There are high possibilities of the Indian Premier League being more postponed.
And also the increasing curve of the number of people being affected we and also expect it to be called off this year.
Cancellation of the Road Safety World Series
ROAD SAFETY SERIES IS CANCELLED.
The highly awaited exhibition series of all the legends of different countries playing for road safety awareness has been called off.
Only a few initial matches could be played before this pandemic bloomed itself to where it is currently.
Stalled World Test Championship
The World Test Championship started immediately after the 2019 World Cup got over.
This is the first of its kind test tournament.
Here the top 9 test playing nations play six series at both home and away conditions.
This will come to an end after the top two teams play the finals at the Lord’s on 21 September 2021 as scheduled.
Some teams have played a fair number of series whereas some are yet to start.
This schedule needs to be revised as the major this year is to be gone by the pandemic.
ICC Women’s ODI Championship
This long-running tourney started way back in 2017.
It paves a path for the top four teams to qualify straight away for the 2021 Women’s World Championship, scheduled to be held in New Zealand. New Zealand as the host has automatically qualified for the same.
Defending champions England, Australia, and South Africa have already booked their berths based on their point.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and West Indies are next in array to qualify.
Asia Cup and Men’s T20 World Cup
These two are scheduled to be held in September and October 18 respectively.
But seeing the current scenario we can always hope for rescheduling.
There have been lots of lapses of time for the required amount of match expose for the players.
This phase of complete lockdown might create a gap in the synergy the players previously had.
It may need time for many for a team rebuilding. Thus we expect to see the postponement of these as well.
This all I think to be the major aspects of how the coronavirus affects the cricketing fraternity.
There are many other minor and unscheduled tournaments which could not be covered.
We are awaiting your suggestions, comments or anything we missed here, in the comments section below.