In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has postponed its qualifying events for the 2021 T20 World Cup and 2023 World Cup, which was slated to take place after June 30.
Over 21,000 people have lost their life due to the novel coronavirus, while 478,331 positive cases have been registered.
ICC has decided to postpone all its events: Chris Tetley
As the postponement of the event was inevitable, the ICC head of events Chris Tetley said, it will look and plan a different pathway once the situation comes into control. The global governing body of cricket will also provide update on the re-scheduled dates once it is announced.
“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 events, said.
“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.”
The 2021 World Cup will be hosted by India. Even the 2023 World Cup will be likely hosted by the sub-continent.