Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday confirmed that India will remain the host for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, whereas, the postponed T20 World Cup 2020 now has been shifted to 2022 in Australia.
According to the details, the format of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will remain as it was for 2020 and all teams that qualified for that event will now participate in India in 2021. A new qualification process will be run for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
It must be noted here that ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 was postponed due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
On the other hand, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand has been postponed until February – March 2022 because of the impact the pandemic has had on cricket globally.
The format of the postponed ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will remain as it was for 2021. Five teams have already qualified for the event and that will stand for 2022. The original global qualification event to determine the final three teams to contest the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup was scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka in July 2020, but this was postponed due to COVID-19. The qualification event will now be held in 2021.