ICC postpones Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Australia because of Covid-19

This yr’s Twenty20 Cricket 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 Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) mentioned on Monday.

“At immediately’s assembly … home windows for the following three ICC males’s occasions had been additionally agreed to convey readability to the calendar and provides the game the absolute best alternative,” the ICC mentioned in a press release after a gathering of its industrial subsidiary IBC.

Accordingly, there shall be back-to-back males’s Twenty20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 earlier than the 50-overs World Cup in India in 2023.

“The choice … was taken after cautious consideration of all the choices accessible to us and offers us the absolute best alternative of delivering two secure and profitable T20 World Cups for followers world wide,” ICC chief govt Manu Sawhney mentioned.

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

The ICC would additionally proceed to judge the scenario forward of the ladies’s World Cup 2021 in New Zealand, it added. (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Modifying by Alison Williams and Ken ferris)