ICC postpones World Cup qualifiers due to coronavirus
By: Reuters |

Published: March 26, 2020 2:26:37 pm

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) mentioned on Thursday that each one qualifying occasions for the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup and 50-overs model in 2023 that have been scheduled to be held earlier than June 30 have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The flu-like virus has contaminated greater than 470,800 individuals around the globe and killed over 21,200, in accordance to a Reuters tally, since showing in China on the finish of final yr.

The pandemic has additionally introduced world sport to a standstill and the ICC mentioned in a press release the World Cup qualifiers would even be impacted.

“In light of the significant global health concerns at the current time and the restrictions on movement imposed by governments across the world, the ICC has taken the decision to postpone all events up until the end of June subject to further review,” Chris Tetley, ICC head of occasions, mentioned.

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“Work will continue on contingency plans and options for both men’s qualification pathways. We will provide updates in due course on these plans and decisions on the staging of the remaining events this year.”

India host subsequent yr’s T20 World Cup and the 50-overs occasion in 2023. As many as eight occasions will now be postponed due to the ICC resolution.

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This yr’s girls’s T20 World Cup was held in February-March in Australia, which can even host the boys’s model beginning in October. The World Cup trophy tour for the boys’s occasion, which was scheduled to begin subsequent month, was additionally postponed.

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