October 20, 2020

Worldwide Cricket Council lastly postpones T20 World Cup as a consequence of Covid-19

MUMBAI: Ending months of suspense, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday introduced postponement of the upcoming males’s T20 World Cup, which was scheduled to kick off on October 18th in Australia.

The choice provides the Indian cricket board a transparent window for the 13th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was additionally deferred due the Covid-19 pandemic.

The choice was taken in the course of the board assembly of the ICC Enterprise Company (IBC), the business subsidiary of ICC.

The ICC additionally introduced home windows for the subsequent three ICC males’s occasions, so as to carry readability to the calendar and provides the game the very best alternative over the subsequent three years to recuperate from the disruption attributable to Covid-19, it stated in an announcement.

ICC will conduct the Males’s T20 World Cup in 2021, 2022 and 2023 in the course of the months of October and November. Whereas the host for 2021 and 2022 aren’t introduced but, the 2023 World Cup shall be held in India, ICC stated.

Initially, the T20 World Cup 2021 was slated to be held in India.

ICC stated that it’s going to proceed to watch the quickly altering scenario and assess all the data obtainable so as to make a thought-about choice on future hosts to make sure the game is ready to stage protected and profitable international occasions in 2021 and 2022.

“We’ve 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,” stated Manu Sawhney, CEO, ICC.

He added that the choice to postpone the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup was taken after cautious consideration of all the choices obtainable to the council and it provides ICC the very best alternative of delivering two protected and profitable T20 World Cups for followers all over the world.

“Our members now have the readability they want round occasion home windows to allow them to reschedule misplaced bilateral and home cricket,” Sawhney added.

ET had reported on April 1 that the BCCI shouldn’t be cancelling the 13th version of the IPL and is weighing varied choices, together with deferment to September or October. A supply had then stated that the board was of the view that ICC should defer the World Cup, and the Asia Cup might additionally get cancelled, giving BCCI a window of two-three months for IPL.