ICC Men's T20 WC 2020 in Australia postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Last Modified Monday, 20 July 2020 (20:48 IST)
Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the postponement of the T20 World Cup 2020, which was scheduled to be held in October- November in Australia, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was taken during the during ICC's board meeting via video-conferencing on Monday.''The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in 2020 has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic," the ICC?said in a statement.
During the today's meeting of the IBC Board (the commercial subsidiary of the ICC), windows for the next three ICC men's events were also agreed to bring clarity to the calendar and give the sport the best possible opportunity over the next three years to recover from the disruption caused by Covid-19.
 
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 continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation and assess all the information available in order to make a considered decision on future hosts to ensure the sport is able to stage safe and successful global events in 2021 and 2022.
 
The ICC 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. In the meantime, planning for this event will continue as scheduled.(UNI)