The upsurge of the coronavirus pandemic has led to a lockdown in various places across the globe. Many workplaces have been closed off with many companies having their employees work from home. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also revealed that they will shut their offices temporarily and instead will work from home.
In the middle of all the ruckus and lockdown, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has also decided to shut down their offices in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The majority of their employees including chairman Shashank Manohar and chief executive Manu Sawhney will work from home.
Meanwhile, the global lockdown has had a major impact on sporting events including cricket. With major events being called off or postponed, the future of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia later this year looks in jeopardy.
Although Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts last week said that they are confident to carry on the tournament as per the schedule but the situation looks worse. It has been reported that the staging of the tournament remains in doubt. The Australian government is focusing on dealing with the coronavirus threat at this moment and rightly so.
Meanwhile, Shashank Manohar and Manu Sawhney are likely to have a meeting on a video conference to talk about the cricket calendar which has been or will be impacted due to the outbreak of the pandemic. There is no update on when this call will be conducted but it is expected to happen really soon.