The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally commenced ahead the deferred decision to postpone the T20 World Cup 2020 indefinitely.
The decision was hanging by a thread for so long and despite Australia’s announcement of fewer possibilities for hosting the tournament amidst the pandemic, ICC delayed the decision.
The tournament was all set to be staged by 18th October. However, it has not been announced yet if the 2021 edition of the tournament will go ahead in India as planned, and 2022 competition in Australia or the Australia edition will be moved to 2021 and India to 2022. The 2023 edition of the World Cup will take place in October and November in place of February and March.
T20 World Cup gets postponed: ICC
“The decision gives us the best possible opportunity of delivering two safe and successful T20 World Cups,” said International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Manu Sawhney.
The official added that the other cricketing bodies could be able to schedule their domestic cricket and other series or tournaments.
“Our members now have the clarity they need around event windows to enable them to reschedule lost bilateral and domestic cricket.”