Richardson backs ICC’s ‘wait and watch’ policy regarding T20 WC

The ICC on Wednesday once again decided to continue assessing the situation before taking a call on the fate of the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia later in the year and Australia pacer Kane Richardson has backed the international body for taking time to make the decision.

“It’s always nice to know what’s going to happen in the near future but taking as much time as we can to make a decision about this is important. There no rush to make a decision,” Richardson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“I think it’s the right move, I think Australia and New Zealand have been really good in terms of flattening the curve, so I think there’s some positivity there in terms of some cricket being on this summer with some kind of normality around it.

“The best decision is to take your time with this and make sure we’ve made the right decision,” he added.

He went on to add that a little bit of domestic cricket before the showpiece event would actually help the players. But all depends on the position with regards to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It depends on what the state programs can put together. If there’s some domestic cricket we can play before that, that’ll be a bonus. Whatever decision is made we’ll role with it. We haven’t got much other choice. As we’ve heard said so many times, it’s unprecedented, but if it means we’re underprepared, then so be it but I think we’ll be fine,” he explained.

Commenting on the Australian T20 team and their thirst to bag their maiden T20 title, he said: “At the moment it feels like everyone is really clear on what their role in the team is. In T20 cricket that’s really massive. The more simple you can make the game the better.

“It feels like we’re rolling pretty well but it also feels like a lifetime ago we played our last game. But a lot of blokes in that team have confidence in their role in the team and results have shown that. The disruption has come at a not ideal time for our team but everyone still knows and remembers what their role in the team will be and hopefully when we come together next time we’ll just continue on that progress we’ve made.”