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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 Postponed

As per Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) official launch, Males’s T20 World Cup 2020 scheduled to be held in Australia has been postponed formally because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

At at present’s assembly of the IBC Board (the business subsidiary of the ICC), home windows for the subsequent three ICC males’s occasions had been additionally agreed to convey readability to the calendar and provides the game the very best alternative over the subsequent three years to get better from the disruption attributable to COVID-19.

The home windows for the Males’s occasions are:

ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 might be held October – November 2021 with the ultimate on 14 November 2021

ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022 might be held October – November 2022 with the ultimate on 13 November 2022

ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 might be held in India October – November 2023 with the ultimate on 26 November 2023

The IBC Board agreed to proceed to watch the quickly altering state of affairs and assess all the data out there with a view to make a thought of resolution on future hosts to make sure the game is ready to stage secure and profitable world occasions in 2021 and 2022.

The IBC Board may even proceed to guage the state of affairs in relation to with the ability to stage the ICC Girls’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand in February subsequent yr. Within the meantime, planning for this occasion continues as scheduled.

ICC Chief Govt Manu Sawhney mentioned: “We’ve got undertaken a complete and sophisticated 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 all the choices out there to us and provides us the very 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 important factor of this and provides 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 making certain qualification will 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 consultants to allow us to succeed in a collective resolution for the great of the sport and our followers. I want to thank everybody concerned for his or her dedication to a secure return to cricket.”

(ICC)

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