The crowds are not logistics, the biggest problem facing the T20 World Cup: Australia's sports minister

MELBOURNE: Australia may face the challenge of bringing teams to the country to T20 World Cup But whether it is worth having the tournament in empty stadiums is the main point to consider, according to the sports minister. Richard Colbeck .

Travel restrictions and question marks over how long it would take to contain the COVID-19 pandemic has put the future of the T20 World Cup and India's tour of Australia in doubt.

Cricket australia Consider a staggering loss of A $ 300 million if things don't go as planned.

I would love to see a series of Australia-India events this summer and I really wish I could see the World Cup go ahead.

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... the problem is not so much the teams as the crowds and that is probably one of the obstacles that we really have to consider and probably one that world cricket will also take a close look at, Colbeck told SEN Radio on Monday.

He said the logistics of organizing the event in the post-COVID-19 world can be addressed.

We all know the difference in the atmosphere ... but in a team sense I would like to think that we can build some protocols with the cooperation of the sport and the players, that will be extremely important, with proper quarantine and biosecurity protocols to see if we can make it the competition goes on.

While T20 World Cup is scheduled for an October 18 start, India's tour of Australia will begin with a T20 tri-series in October and end with a four-match Test series in December.

The legendary Allan Border He has said he would challenge the belief of hosting a World Cup without spectators, while Australian Glenn Maxwell and a few other cricketers have also expressed similar sentiments.

the International Cricket Council Hace poco dijo que todavía estaban en preparación the preparativos para el torneo de 16 equipos y que se tomará una decisión final en agosto.

Australia is considering making travel exemptions for the Indian team's tour Down Under to save the cricket board for the financial loss but Colbeck said they need to be careful in expanding exemptions to other nations for the T20 World Cup .

Se están manteniendo esas conversaciones, discusiones sobre cómo se verían the protocolos, dijo Colbeck.

They will be difficult because one of the things that has been a key part of our success is that we limited access to Australia from areas where there were major Covid-19 outbreaks and that contributed to the low rate of spread that we have now.

Pero tendríamos que estar preparados para considerar the planes apropiados propuestos por the diversos códigos.