Dubai, July 21: The T20 World Cup will now be held in October next year, the final of which will be played on November 14, 2021. The World Cup was scheduled to be hosted by Australia from October 18 to November 15 this year, but the ICC has postponed it for a year in wake of coronavirus pandemic.
The ICC confirmed on Monday night that the Men’s T20 World Cup to be hosted by Australia due to the Corona virus epidemic has been postponed until 2021.
Cricket Australia had informed the ICC in the month of May that it is difficult to have the quarantine system of 16 international teams and the security arrangements related to Corona, which would make it impossible to hold the World Cup.
In addition, the 2023 ODI World hosted by India has also been extended to November, not to be held in March-April, to allow more time for the World Cup qualification process.
The ICC said in a statement, “At the Monday meeting of the IBC Board (Commercial Assistant of the ICC), the schedule of the next three ICC men’s tournaments has been altered, causing cricket to be disrupted over the next three years by the coronavirus.” There will be a good chance to recover. “
The ICC continued, “Among the three competitions that have been revamped are the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will now be held in October 2021 – November and the final of this competition will be on 14 November 2021.
At the same time, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be held in October-November, the final of which will be played on November 13. The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held in October-November, with the final on November 26. “