The International Cricket Council (ICC) has postponed this year’s Twenty20 World Cup, which was scheduled to begin in Australia on October 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a statement issued by the ICC, at today’s meeting … 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
Officials said they now hoped to stage the tournament from October to November 2021. There will also be a T20 World Cup in 2022, with the 2023 50-over World Cup in India pushed back until October-November of that year.
“The decision … 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,” ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said.
“Our Members now have the clarity they need around event windows to enable them to reschedule lost bilateral and domestic cricket,” he said.
The ICC would also continue to evaluate the situation ahead of the women’s World Cup 2021 in New Zealand, it added.