NEW DELHI: South African veteran batter Faf du Plessis has proposed a two-week isolation period for players before and after the T20 World Cup as a way to hold events on schedule later this year.
Like other sports, cricket action also stopped completely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fate of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October-November is shrouded in uncertainty.
Speaking with Bangladeshi ODI captain Tamim Iqbal, du Plessis said travel would be a problem even though Australia was less affected by the deadly contagion.
“I’m not sure reading that traveling will be a problem for many countries and they talk about December or January.
“Even if Australia is not affected like other countries, to get people from Bangladesh, South Africa or India where there are more dangers, obviously that is a health risk for them,” du Plessis said.
“But you can enter before the tournament (for) isolation for two weeks and then play tournament and then isolation for two weeks,” said the former captain.
Several countries around the world, including South Africa, Australia and India, impose travel restrictions and veteran veteran batsmen who travel by boat are not an option.
“But I don’t know when South Africa will open their travel ban because we can’t go there like the old days on the boat,” du Plessis said.
In March, the South African ODI series against India was canceled after the first match due to a pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak, which originated in the city of Wuhan in China, has infected more than 44 lakh people worldwide and caused nearly 3 lakh deaths.
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