Former Australia spinner Brad Haag believes his country should make every effort to hold the T20 World Cup in a pre-determined schedule this year, even if it requires teams to be chartered a month in advance and all participants Players have to undergo a Kovid-19 test. The Kovid-19 epidemic has killed more than one lakh 20 thousand people worldwide and has been declared a lockdown in many countries.
The deadly disease has also clouded the T20 World Cup, which is to be held in Australia from 18 October to 15 November. Haag said that he was against the idea of postponing or canceling the tournament and that the organizers would have to take some necessary steps in time for the smooth conduct of the tournament. In a video posted on his Twitter handle, Haag said, "There are talks that the T20 World Cup in Australia can be canceled or its timing can be changed." I don't like it ... but there are some problems that need to be solved.
He said, "A lot of players are going through a lockdown. He is not able to get out and is not able to train and prepare for tournaments like T20 World Cup. So we have to bring them here a month and a half ago. Haag suggested that every player should be tested before taking a chartered flight to enter Australia. He said, 'Commercial flights are not available, so we have to resort to chartered flights ... All players must be tested before boarding a chartered flight.
Haag said, "He will have to go through a two-week lockdown after arriving in Australia. They will be tested again after completion of the two-week isolation period and will be free to go out, prepare and train if they are successful in the test. Haag said that creating social distance would not be a problem in cricket. He said, 'Creating social distance will not be a problem in cricket as most of the time the players are more than one and a half meters away from each other. The only problem may be in slip but a rule can be made that slip will have a distance of at least two meters between two players.