ICC postpones T20 World Cup in Australia as a result of COVID-19

Dubai, July 20

This 12 months’s Twenty20 World Cup, which was scheduled to start in Australia on October 18, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the game’s governing International Cricket Council (ICC) mentioned on Monday.

“At today’s meeting … windows for the next three ICC men’s events were also agreed to bring clarity to the calendar and give the sport the best possible opportunity,” the ICC mentioned in an announcement.

Accordingly, there can be back-to-back males’s T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 earlier than the 50-overs World Cup in India in 2023.

“The decision … was taken after careful consideration of all of the options available to us and gives us the best possible opportunity of delivering two safe and successful T20 World Cups for fans around the world,” ICC chief government Manu Sawhney mentioned.

“Our Members now have the clarity they need around event windows to enable them to reschedule lost bilateral and domestic cricket,” he mentioned.

The ICC would additionally proceed to guage the scenario forward of the ladies’s World Cup 2021 in New Zealand, it added. Reuters

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