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Handscomb optimistic T20 World Cup will go ahead as planned
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Handscomb optimistic T20 World Cup will go ahead as planned

Peter Handscomb is optimistic the T20 World Cup would go ahead as scheduled later this year. The statement comes following other sports in Australia looking to end COVID-19 related suspensions.

All sports including in cricket are currently suspended in Australia and travel restrictions have placed doubts whether the tournament will go ahead as planned.

"Looking at what other sports are trying to do at the moment, it's great to see the football codes in Australia are looking to get back soon at least to training," Handscomb said.

"They're going to try to start their seasons end of May, June-July. That could set a really good precedent for sport in Australia coming into our summer."

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Australia's T20 captain Aaron Finch was also confident that the mega event would go ahead, even if it was postponed for a couple of months or played with no crowds in.

"I think we might have to get our heads around a T20 World Cup that might be postponed for a month, two months, three months, whatever it has to be," Finch told Melbourne's SEN Radio Wednesday.

"But as long as we can get live sport up and running. Whether that's with crowds or not, I don't think that makes any difference to the players."

International Cricket Council officials will be holding a conference call on Thursday to discuss the sporting calendar that has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.