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ICC postpones T20 World Cup due to the ongoing pandemic

ICC recently posted an official statement

T20 World Cup

KOLKATA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 has been postponed due to the ongoing Covid2019 pandemic.

ICC also put out in the statement that - 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.

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.

The IBC Board (the commercial subsidiary of the ICC) agreed to 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.

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