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ICC Postpones Men's T20 World Cup Due To Coronavirus Crisis

The much awaited tournament has been postponed to 2021. As per media reports, Cricket Australia has welcomed the decision considering the health and safety of the players.

ICC Postpones Men's T20 World Cup Due To Coronavirus Crisis
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The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted sporting tournaments around the world for over four months now. In early July, the first international match to be played amid the pandemic was the test series between England and West Indies which gave the cricketing community and fans across the world some hope. But major tournaments still seem far fetched for the sport. 

After multiple meetings were held by the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the T20 World Cup tournament, a decision was finally made on Monday. The Council confirmed that the ICC Men's T20 World Cup has been postponed to the year 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis. The tournament was supposed to take place in Australia this year. As per media reports, Cricket Australia has welcomed this decision by the ICC in these uncertain times. 

The ICC has further announced that the T20 World Cup will be held in the months of October-November in 2021, with the final match being held on November 14. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be held October-November, with the final on November 13. 

India is set to host the ICC Men’s 50-over World Cup in the months of October-November 2023, with the final on November 26. The ICC has also said that in order to allow a long "qualification period", it has rescheduled the 50-over World Cup in India by six months.

The IBC Board (ICC's Commercial Assistant) said that the next three ICC Men's games will bring more clarity to the calendar and give cricket the best possible opportunity in the next three years. Moreover, the ICC's statement also said that the IBC Board will continue to evaluate the situation to be able to stage the ICC Women's World Cup 2021, in New Zealand in February.  

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