Just-in: ICC postpones T20 World Cup this year

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Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has postponed this year’s T20 World Cup due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The decision was taken in the latest ICC board meeting. The global cricket body will continue to monitor the changing situation. Meanwhile, the IBC Board (the commercial subsidiary of the ICC) revealed the schedule of next three men’s events.

The windows for the Men’s events are:

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be held October – November 2021 with the final on 14 November 2021

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be held October – November 2022 with the final on 13 November 2022

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held in India October – November 2023 with the final on 26 November 2023

The IBC Board will also continue to evaluate the situation in relation to being able to stage the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand in February next year.

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “We have undertaken a comprehensive and complex contingency planning exercise and through this process, our number one priority has been to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in the sport.

“The decision to postpone the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 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.

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