ICC T20 World Cup postponed on account of COVID-19 pandemic

The lads’s T20 World Cup, initially scheduled for October 2020, has been postponed, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) revealed on Monday.

The worldwide showpiece occasion was set to happen in Australia and has now been pushed again for an additional 12 months, with one other males’s world cup due the next 12 months.

ICC postpones males’s T20 World Cup

The choice was taken because of the affect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the game, in addition to uncertainty round journey throughout these unprecedented occasions. 

The ICC says it’ll maintain the boys’s occasion between October and November 2021 with one other occasion 12 months later.

“The choice provides us the absolute best alternative of delivering two secure and profitable T20 World Cups,” mentioned Worldwide Cricket ICC chief government Manu Sawhney.

“Our members now have the readability they want round occasion home windows to allow them to reschedule misplaced bilateral and home cricket.”

Manu Sawhney, Worldwide Cricket Council

The ICC, nonetheless, offered no readability on whether or not or not the 2021 occasion will happen in India as was initially deliberate earlier than the pandemic broke out, with Australia internet hosting the 2022 occasion.

Within the authentic schedule, Australia was to host the match in 2020, adopted by the 2021 version in India.

The council has additionally shifted the the subsequent males’s 50-over World Cup , due in 2023 from the February-March window to October and November.

The final males’s T20 World Cup was held in India, with the West Indies rising victorious to say their second title.

Adjustments to ICC match schedule

  • ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 can be held October – November 2021 with the ultimate on 14 November 2021;
  • ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022 can be held October – November 2022 with the ultimate on 13 November 2022; and
  • ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 can be held in India October – November 2023 with the ultimate on 26 November 2023

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