ICC Men’s T20 World Cup postponed due to coronavirus

Mumbai: An official has postponed ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in a ICC board met virtually on Monday. The global event was supposed to be held from October 18 to November 15 in Australia but the country’s cricket board had, in May itself, expressed its inability to host amid a second surge of COVID-19 cases in the state of Victoria.

“At today’s meeting of the IBC Board (the commercial subsidiary of the ICC), 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 over the next three years to recover from the disruption caused by COVID-19,” said the ICC in an official release.

“The windows for the Men’s events are: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be held October – November 2021 with the final on 14 November 2021. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be held October – November 2022 with the final on 13 November 2022. ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held in India October – November 2023 with the final on 26 November 2023.

“The IBC Board agreed to continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation and assess all the information available in order to make a considered decision on future hosts to ensure the sport is able to stage safe and successful global events in 2021 and 2022,” the release said.

“The IBC Board will also continue to evaluate the situation in relation to being able to stage the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand in February next year. In the meantime, planning for this event continues as scheduled.”

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