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T20 World Cup decision faces further delay amid issues regarding confidentiality

All agenda items have been deferred until June 10

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board met via teleconference today with all agenda items, including this year's Men's T20 World Cup in Australia, deferred until June 10, 2020 following a discussion, led by Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of confidentiality.

A number of Board members had raised their concerns over this issue recently and felt it required immediate attention to ensure the sanctity and confidentiality of Board matters in line with the highest standards of governance.

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There was a unanimous agreement to immediately initiate an independent investigation led by the ICC’s Ethics Officer and supported by global experts. The Board will be updated on this by the ICC CEO at its next meeting on June 10, 2020.

The Board also requested the ICC management continue with their discussions with stakeholders in exploring various contingency options in light of the rapidly changing public health situation caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) virus.