ICC postponed Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 due to Covid-19

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today affirmed the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 has been deferred because of the progressing COVID-19 pandemic

  • Windows for next three ICC Men’s occasions consented to help rescheduling of respective cricket
  • ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 moved to October – November 2023 to permit longer capability period

At the present gathering of the IBC Board (the business auxiliary of the ICC), windows for the following three ICC men’s occasions were likewise consented to carry lucidity to the schedule and give the game the most ideal open door throughout the following three years to recoup from the interruption brought about by COVID-19.

The windows for the Men’s occasions are:

  • ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be held October – November 2021 with the last on 14 November 2021
  • ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be held October – November 2022 with the last on 13 November 2022
  • ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held in India October – November 2023 with the last on 26 November 2023

The IBC Board consented to keep on observing the quickly changing circumstance and evaluate all the data accessible so as to settle on a considered choice on future hosts to guarantee the game can arrange protected and fruitful worldwide occasions in 2021 and 2022.

The IBC Board will likewise keep on assessing the circumstance corresponding to having the option to arrange the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand in February one year from now. Meanwhile, getting ready for this occasion proceeds as planned.

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney stated: “We have undertaken a comprehensive and complex contingency planning exercise and through this process, our number one priority has been to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in the sport.

“The decision to postpone the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was taken after careful consideration of all of the options available to us and gives us the best possible opportunity of delivering two safe and successful T20 World Cups for fans around the world.

“Our Members now have the clarity they need around event windows to enable them to reschedule lost bilateral and domestic cricket. Moving the Men’s Cricket World Cup to a later window is a critical element of this and gives us a better chance of maintaining the integrity of the qualification process. This additional time will be used to reschedule games that might be lost because of the pandemic ensuring qualification can be decided on the field of play.

“Throughout this process we have worked closely with our key stakeholders including governments, Members, broadcasters, partners and medical experts to enable us to reach a collective decision for the good of the game and our fans. I would like to thank everyone involved for their commitment to a safe return to cricket.”