BREAKING | Covid-19 forces ICC to postpone T20 World Cup in Australia

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The T20 World Cup as a result of happen in Australia from 18 October  has been postponed because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Worldwide Cricket Council introduced Monday.

Officers mentioned they now hoped to stage the event from October to November 2021.

ICC Chief Government Manu Sawhney mentioned: “We’ve got 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.

“The choice to postpone the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup was taken after cautious consideration of the entire choices accessible to us and offers us the absolute best alternative of delivering two secure and profitable T20 World Cups for followers around the globe.

“Our Members now have the readability they want round occasion home windows to allow them to reschedule misplaced bilateral and home cricket. Transferring the Males’s Cricket World Cup to a later window is a vital aspect of this and offers us a greater probability of sustaining the integrity of the qualification course of. This extra time might be used to reschedule video games that is perhaps misplaced due to the pandemic guaranteeing qualification may be selected the sector of play.

“All through this course of we’ve labored carefully with our key stakeholders together with governments, Members, broadcasters, companions and medical specialists to allow us to succeed in a collective choice for the nice of the sport and our followers. I want to thank everybody concerned for his or her dedication to a secure return to cricket.”

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