Coronavirus Crisis: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has now decided to hold its board meeting in Dubai in late March through a conference call in view of the threat of coronavirus.
The ICC said on Thursday that important matters will be decided via conference call and the entire meeting will now be held in May.
The ICC statement said that in view of the threat of corona virus, the ICC board meeting will no longer be held in Dubai at the end of March, instead members will join via conference call.
The health of the members and representatives is our priority and in view of this, this meeting will not take place. The situation is constantly being reviewed and the next step will be taken only after the advice of the medical staff.
This meeting of the ICC Board was to be held from 26 to 29 March. The meeting was significant because the Future Tours Program had to submit a bid to host ICC events for a period from 2023 to 2031.
Apart from this, the playing conditions were to be decided for the ODI league to be held from May 2021.
ACC meeting was also postponed:
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) was scheduled to meet in Dubai earlier this month to decide the venue of the 2020 Asia Cup, but it was also postponed in the wake of the Corona virus threat.
The matches will be held in an empty stadium:
Due to the threat of Corona virus, the last two matches of the International ODI series between India and South Africa will be played at the empty stadium. Similarly, the matches of the ongoing Pakistan Super League in Pakistan will also take place in the empty stadium.