The International Cricket Council on Thursday introduced additional motion in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. After cautious analysis of the present scenario and with the well being and properly-being of the worldwide cricket household the precedence, all ICC qualifying occasions due to happen before June 30 can be postponed subject to additional review, it stated in a launch. The resolution has been taken along with Members and in step with the related authorities and public well being authority recommendation.
The international well being dangers, closure of nation borders and widespread journey restrictions, means the next ICC occasions will now be postponed:
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A Asia – Host Kuwait; 16 – 21 April
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub- Regional Qualifie: Africa Host South Africa; 27 April 3 May
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 Host Namibia; 20 27 April
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A Europe – Host Spain; 16 – 22 May
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host PNG; 9-16 June
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier C Europe – Host Belgium; 10 – 16 June
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B Asia – Host Malaysia; 26 June 2 July
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B Europe- Host Finland; 24 – 30 June
All remaining Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualifying occasions for 2020 are listed under. These occasions are being regularly monitored with related stakeholders and Members.
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 Host Scotland 3-11 July 2020
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League B Host Uganda 3 -13 August 2020
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final – Americas Host Canada; 18 24 August
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Challenge League A Host Malaysia 30 September 10 October
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final Europe Host TBC – September TBC
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 Host Namibia September TBC
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 Host UAE December TBC
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final Africa Host and dates TBC
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final – EAP Host and dates TBC
The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier which is scheduled to happen in Sri Lanka between July 3-19 can be being monitored and saved beneath review.
In addition, after cautious analysis the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, pushed by Nissan won’t be commencing in April as initially deliberate.
ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley stated: “In gentle of the numerous international well being issues on the present time and the restrictions on motion imposed by governments internationally, the ICC has taken the choice to postpone all occasions up till the top of June subject to additional review.
“Our dedication to the well being and security of gamers, officers, workers and followers is our precedence when taking these selections and we should act responsibly in one of the best pursuits of all concerned and be guided by official recommendation. We felt that now was the fitting time to take a prudent resolution on these occasions before additional planning is undertaken and to present readability to everybody concerned.
“Work will proceed on contingency plans and choices for each males’s qualification pathways. We will present updates in due course on these plans and selections on the staging of the remaining occasions this 12 months. I would love to thank all hosts and taking part Members for his or her assist and understanding in reaching this place and we’re unified in our hopes and intention to get cricket again on as quickly as is secure and sensible to accomplish that.”