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ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Qualifiers Due Before June 30 Postponed Subject to Review Amid COVID-19 Pandemic


ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 (Photo Credits: Getty Images) Dubai, March 26: The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced further action in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

After careful evaluation of the current situation and with the health and well-being of the global cricket family the priority, all ICC qualifying events due to take place before June 30 will be postponed subject to further review, it said in a release.The decision has been taken in conjunction with Members and in line with the relevant government and public health authority advice.

The global health risks, closure of country borders and widespread travel restrictions, means the following ICC events will now be postponed: ICC Test Championship 2019–21 Final Could Be Postponed Amid Coronavirus Crisis.ICC Mens T20 World Cup Qualifier A – Asia - Host Kuwait; 16 – 21 AprilICC Mens T20 World Cup Sub- Regional Qualifier– Africa – Host South Africa; 27 April – 3 MayICC Mens Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host Namibia; 20 – 27 AprilICC Mens T20 World Cup Qualifier A – Europe - Host Spain; 16 - 22 MayICC Mens Cricket World Cup League 2 - Host PNG; 9-16 JuneICC Mens T20 World Cup Qualifier C – Europe - Host Belgium; 10 - 16 JuneICC Mens T20 World Cup Qualifier B – Asia - Host Malaysia; 26 June – 2 JulyICC Mens T20 World Cup Qualifier B – Europe- Host Finland; 24 - 30 JuneAll remaining Mens T20 World Cup 2021 and Mens Cricket World Cup 2023 qualifying events for 2020 are listed below.

These events are being continually monitored with relevant stakeholders and Members.ICC Mens Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host Scotland – 3-11 July 2020ICC Mens Cricket World Cup Challenge League B – Host Uganda – 3 -13 August 2020ICC Mens T20 World Cup Regional Final - Americas – Host Canada; 18 – 24 AugustICC Mens T20 World Cup Challenge League A – Host Malaysia – 30 September – 10 OctoberICC Mens T20 World Cup Regional Final – Europe – Host TBC - September TBCICC Mens Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host Namibia – September TBCICC Mens Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host UAE – December TBCICC Mens T20 World Cup Regional Final – Africa – Host and dates TBCICC Mens T20 World Cup Regional Final - EAP Host and dates TBCThe ICC Womens Cricket World Cup Qualifier which is scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka between July 3-19 is also being monitored and kept under review.

.In addition, after careful evaluation the ICC Mens T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan will not be commencing in April as originally planned.ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: In light of the significant global health concerns at the current time and the restrictions on movement.....


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