ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 has been postponed

Published on: Jul 20, 2020 9:24 pm IST|Updated on: May 20, 2021 12:37 pm IST

Icc Wt20 postponed

The ICC have postponed the World T20 due to novel corona pandemic which was supposed to take place in October in Australia

The other ICC events that were scheduled to happen have all been postponed and the 50 over world cup in 2023 has been pushed to October-November to allow for longer qualification period.

ICC reckons safety is more important than WT20

The ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said, “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,” Manu added

“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,” Manu Sawhney said

“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.” he concluded

3 ICC tournaments in 3 years

With WT20 being cancelled for this year, ICC have announced that 2022 will see another T20 world cup to make up for this loss which would mean 3 ICC tournaments in a span of 3 years which will be a festival for fans.

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