Dubai:The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board met via teleconference on Thursday with all agenda items including the fate of T20 World Cup deferred until June 10 following a discussion, led by Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of confidentiality.
The T20 World Cup is currently scheduled held in Australia from October 18 to November 15 2020 and there was intense speculation about the tournament being postponed and that it would then allow the cash-rich IPL to be conducted by the BCCI during the same window.
"A number of Board members had raised their concerns over this issue recently and felt it required immediate attention to ensure the sanctity and confidentiality of Board matters in line with the highest standards of governance," ICC release said.
"There was unanimous agreement to immediately initiate an independent investigation led by the ICC's Ethics Officer and supported by global experts. The Board will be updated on this by the ICC CEO at its next meeting on June 10," release further stated.
"The Board also requested the ICC management continue with their discussions with stakeholders in exploring various contingency options in light of the rapidly changing public health situation caused by the COVID 19 virus."(UNI)