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NEW DELHI, April 20: The ICC�s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) will discuss the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic over a conference call on Thursday in which the World Test Championship and the ODI league schedule will also come up for deliberation.

The ODI league was to start in June but the first series under it � South Africa�s away three-match rubber against Sri Lanka in the first week of June � was cancelled on Monday due to the pandemic.

It is clear that no concrete decision can be taken unless the ICC is able to figure out how many events they are going to lose due to the global lockdown which has brought the world to a standstill.

�We are almost at the halfway point of the World Test Championship, and the Super League is yet to commence so we will consider a range of options for each with our members. But it�s still some way to go before,� a senior ICC Board member told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

The senior official, who has attended a number of ICC board meetings, made it clear that cancellation of another couple of Test series could heavily impact the WTC calendar.

�Look, we had to finish the league phase by March 2021 with final at Lord�s in June, 2021. India are more secured as they don�t have any cancelled series till now and their next Test series in Australia starts end of November,� the official said.

�But England already have lost one against Sri Lanka. Also you don�t know if West Indies and Pakistan can tour England this summer,� he added. � PTI

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ICC CEC meet on Thursday

NEW DELHI, April 20: The ICC�s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) will discuss the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic over a conference call on Thursday in which the World Test Championship and the ODI league schedule will also come up for deliberation.

The ODI league was to start in June but the first series under it � South Africa�s away three-match rubber against Sri Lanka in the first week of June � was cancelled on Monday due to the pandemic.

It is clear that no concrete decision can be taken unless the ICC is able to figure out how many events they are going to lose due to the global lockdown which has brought the world to a standstill.

�We are almost at the halfway point of the World Test Championship, and the Super League is yet to commence so we will consider a range of options for each with our members. But it�s still some way to go before,� a senior ICC Board member told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

The senior official, who has attended a number of ICC board meetings, made it clear that cancellation of another couple of Test series could heavily impact the WTC calendar.

�Look, we had to finish the league phase by March 2021 with final at Lord�s in June, 2021. India are more secured as they don�t have any cancelled series till now and their next Test series in Australia starts end of November,� the official said.

�But England already have lost one against Sri Lanka. Also you don�t know if West Indies and Pakistan can tour England this summer,� he added. � PTI

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