List of international fixtures which can be affected if no cricket is played in 2020 due to Coronavirus pandemic
Clearly, a lot of cricketing action will be missed this year.
Updated - Mar 21, 2020 11:15 am
Cricket has been one of the most affected sports due to the coronavirus pandemic. Every international and domestic fixtures have been called off as a precautionary measure. As things stand, cricket stands still at the moment. What is even more scary and worrying is that the pandemic could possibly last for several months.
In such a scenario, the resumption of cricket is next to impossible. The way things are panning out, one cannot do anything except praying and hoping for the best. So as the cricketing world desperately awaits the resumption of the game, we are taking a look at the international fixtures that will be affected by the pandemic.
List of fixtures which might be affected if no cricket is played in 2020:
World Test Championship
The ongoing World Test Championship started in August last year and will last till June 2021, according to the original schedule. The tournament started soon after the 50-over World Cup ended. According to its format, the top nine Test-playing countries are participating in it. The competition will come to an end with a final between the top two teams on the table in June 2021 at Lord’s.
A maximum of 120 points per series are at stake with each team playing six series – three at home and three away – in the period. But as things stand, it looks highly unlikely that all the teams will be able to play their six series before June 2021.
The following series are likely to be affected in case no cricket is played in 2020:
March: Sri Lanka v England – two Tests (Already postponed)
June: England v West Indies – three Tests
July-August: England v Pakistan – three Tests
July: West Indies v South Africa – two Tests
July: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka – three Tests
August: Bangladesh v New Zealand – two Tests
November-December: New Zealand v West Indies – three Tests
December-January (2021): Australia v India – four Tests
December-January (2021): New Zealand v Pakistan – two Tests