The ICC T20 World Cup has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, cricket’s governing physique introduced on Monday. The match was scheduled to be performed in Australia between October 18 and November 15 this 12 months. “The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) immediately confirmed the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 has been postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” ICC mentioned in its assertion. The ICC additionally revealed revised dates for his or her three upcoming world occasions in males’s cricket, together with the 2023 World Cup which is to be performed in India.
The ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 will likely be held October – November 2021 with the ultimate on 14 November 2021, the assertion mentioned.
The ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022 will likely be held October – November 2022 with the ultimate on 13 November 2022, it added.
The 50-over World Cup in 2023 will likely be held in India October – November 2023 with the ultimate on 26 November 2023, it mentioned.
The ICC didn’t point out the place the T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 will likely be held.
The 2021 T20 World Cup was initially slated to be held in India.
The ICC mentioned that it “agreed to deliver readability to the calendar and provides the game the very best alternative over the following three years to get well from the disruption brought on by COVID-19.”
“We’ve undertaken a complete and complicated contingency planning train and thru this course of, our primary precedence has been to guard the well being and security of everybody concerned within the sport,” ICC Chief Government Manu Sawhney was quoted as saying within the assertion.
“The choice to postpone the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup was taken after cautious consideration of all the choices out there to us and offers us the very best alternative of delivering two protected and profitable T20 World Cups for followers all over the world,” he added.
“Our Members now have the readability they want round occasion home windows to allow them to reschedule misplaced bilateral and home cricket,” Sawhney mentioned.
“Shifting the Males’s Cricket World Cup to a later window is a important aspect of this and offers us a greater likelihood of sustaining the integrity of the qualification course of. This extra time will likely be used to reschedule video games that is likely to be misplaced due to the pandemic guaranteeing qualification could be selected the sphere of play,” he mentioned.
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