Dubai: The International Cricket Committee (ICC) postponed the 20/20 World Cup this year on Monday. Due to the popularity of COVID-19, it was originally scheduled to start in Australia on October 18.
According to an ICC statement, at today’s meeting, the windows of the next three ICC men’s events were also agreed to make the schedule clearer and provide the best opportunity for the sport
Officials said they now hope to host the competition from October to November 2021.
The T20 World Cup will also be held in 2022. India’s 2023 World Cup over 50 will be postponed from October to November of that year.
“The decision … 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,” ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said.
“Our Members now have the clarity they need around event windows to enable them to reschedule lost bilateral and domestic cricket,” he said.
It added that ICC will continue to evaluate New Zealand’s situation before the 2021 Women’s World Cup.