The Worldwide Cricket Council on Friday confirmed that the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2020 that was postponed because of Covid-19 will likely be held in Australia in 2022. India will host the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 as deliberate.
Cricket’s governing physique has additionally determined to postpone the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand until February – March 2022 due to the affect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on cricket globally.
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The choices had been taken by the IBC (the business subsidiary of the ICC) following an in depth contingency planning train which has taken under consideration the well being, cricket and business affect of COVID-19 all over the world.
ICC Appearing Chairman Imran Khwaja mentioned: “Over the previous couple of months as we now have thought-about how we return to staging international occasions, our primary precedence has been to guard the well being and security of everybody concerned in ICC occasions.
“The choices the Board have taken at this time are in one of the best pursuits of the game, our companions and importantly our followers. I’d prefer to thank our companions on the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket New Zealand in addition to the Australian and New Zealand governments for his or her continued help and dedication to a protected return to ICC occasions.”
ICC Chief Govt Manu Sawhney mentioned: “We now have absolute readability on the way forward for ICC occasions enabling all of our Members to give attention to the rescheduling of misplaced worldwide and home cricket. We are going to now proceed as deliberate with the Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 in India and host the 2022 version in Australia.
“We’ve got taken the choice to maneuver the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup to present gamers from each competing nation, one of the best alternative to be prepared for the world’s greatest stage and there may be nonetheless a world qualifier to finish to resolve the ultimate three groups.
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“There was no ladies’s worldwide cricket performed for the reason that conclusion of the ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup earlier this 12 months and because of the various affect of COVID-19 globally that’s prone to stay the state of affairs for quite a lot of the groups. Shifting the occasion by 12 months provides all competing groups the possibility to play a ample stage of cricket forward of each the qualification occasion and main right into a Cricket World Cup so the integrity of the event is maintained.”
The format of the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 will stay because it was for 2020 and all groups that certified for that occasion will now take part in India in 2021. A brand new qualification course of will likely be run for the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022.
The format of the postponed ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup will stay because it was for 2021. 5 groups have already certified for the occasion and that can stand for 2022. The unique international qualification occasion to find out the ultimate three groups to contest the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup was scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka in July 2020, however this was postponed because of COVID-19. The qualification occasion will now be held in 2021.
After ICC’s resolution to postpone the T20 World Cup, BCCI determined to make use of the vacant window to announce the dates for the Indian Premier League. The IPL will likely be held within the UAE fron September 19 to November 10.
Earlier, worldwide cricket made a comeback with England internet hosting West Indies and Eire at house. Pakistan are presently enjoying a Check collection in England.
India will likely be touring Australia after the completion of the IPL.
(With inputs from ICC)