Aussies book Windies for 3 T20s
Cricket Australia (CA) announced yesterday the complete calendar for their 2020-21 home season but admitted the fixtures remained in flux due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CA CEO Kevin Robers said that the scenario is “evolving every day” as he announced the schedule against Zimbabwe, the West Indies, Afghanistan, and India.Australia is also scheduled to host the T20 World Cup in October and November and the matter is on the agenda of ICC Board’s Meeting when they meet again on June 10.”We know that circumstances or events beyond our control could mean that the final schedule potentially may look different to the one released today,” Roberts said in a statement.”But we’ll be doing everything we can to get as much international cricket in as possible this summer.
“The West Indies will play their three matches from October 4 to 9 and this is prior to the World T20. If this tour comes off then it is safe to say that the World T20 will be played as well.”We are engaged in ongoing discussions with federal and state governments, our venues, and the touring nations to continually understand and monitor the situation in front of us, which is evolving every day,” Roberts said. The three matches for the West Indies are in Townsville, Cairns and the Gold Coast. FIXTURESOct 4 – Australia v West Indies 1st T20 in TownsvilleOct 6 – Australia v West Indies 2nd T20 in CairnsOct 9 – Australia v West Indies 3rd T20 in Gold Coast