Australia batsman Chris Lynn feels that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup should not go ahead as planned later coronavirus this year as it would be a logistical nightmare to arrange for the visiting teams amid the pandemic.
Australia hosted the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February-March this year and is scheduled to hold the men’s edition in October-November. But there’s speculation about it going ahead as the world grapples the Covid-19 crisis.
Speaking to Fox Sports, the 30-year-old said that administrators would do well to accept the enormity of the crisis, which has claimed over 2 lakh lives the world over. “My personal opinion is no,” Lynn said.
“Obviously we’re praying for it to go ahead but we’ve just got to play what’s in front of us,” he reasoned.
Lynn then went on to list the many challenges that the organisers will be confronted with should they decide to move ahead.
“Having teams come from all over the world is going to be a logistical nightmare. Hotels, travel, keeping the teams in the hotels for a number of weeks before the tournament is going to be tough work moving forward,” he said.
Lynn was also asked about the possibility of Australian players having to take pay cuts amid the financial crisis that is unfolding because of the virus.
“No-one likes to take pay cuts but I think for the longevity of the game you’ve got to be realistic,” he responded.