Steve Smith and David Warner completed their return from the wilderness on Tuesday when Australia recalled them to a 14-man Twenty20 squad to play Sri Lanka and Pakistan with a firm eye on next year’s World Cup.
Diminutive scrum-half Faf de Klerk defied the odds and made his presence felt on the pitch with a stellar performance to guide South Africa to the rugby World Cup final with victory over Wales on Sunday.
Veteran South Africa cricketer Faf du Plessis has proposed isolation for players in order for the T20 World Cup to go ahead risk free later this year.
The showpiece event, which is currently scheduled to be played Down Under from October 18 till November 15, is set to be postponed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
Veteran former Italy international Daniele De Rossi announced his retirement from football on Monday, just six months after joining Argentine giants Boca Juniors.
The ICC says it is continuing preparations for the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year as planned.
Hazam added that the AFC, after coordinating with the FIFA, decided to complete the joint qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in October and November. The UAE will play two home matches on Oct.8 and 13 which will be followed by two away games on Nov.12 and 17, 2020.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) top brass is still hopeful of hosting the 2020 World T20 in Australia on the slated time, but reiterated that contingency arrangements will be considered on Wednesday.