DUBAI               –            The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday mentioned that each one qualifying occasions for the Twenty20 World Cup 2021 and 50-overs model in 2023, that have been scheduled to be held earlier than June 30, have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The choice has been taken at the side of Members and according to the related authorities and public well being authority recommendation, mentioned a press launch issued right here.

The remaining Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 and Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualifying occasions for 2020 have been being regularly monitored with related stakeholders and Members.

The flu-like virus has contaminated greater than 470,800 folks all over the world and killed over 21,200, in accordance with a Reuters tally, since showing in China on the finish of final 12 months. The pandemic has additionally introduced world sport to a standstill and the ICC mentioned in an announcement the World Cup qualifiers would even be impacted.

“In light of the significant global health concerns at the current time and the restrictions on movement imposed by governments across the world, the ICC has taken the decision to postpone all events up until the end of June subject to further review,” Chris Tetley, ICC head of occasions, mentioned. “Work will continue on contingency plans and options for both men’s qualification pathways. We will provide updates in due course on these plans and decisions on the staging of the remaining events this year.”

India host subsequent 12 months’s T20 World Cup and the 50-overs occasion in 2023. As many as eight occasions will now be postponed because of the ICC determination. This 12 months’s girls’s T20 World Cup was held in February-March in Australia, which may also host the boys’s model beginning in October. The World Cup trophy tour for the boys’s occasion, which was scheduled to start out subsequent month, was additionally postponed.

The postponed ICC occasions embody ICC Males’s Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier A (Asia – Host Kuwait; April 16–21); ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Sub- Regional Qualifier (Africa – Host South Africa; April 27–Might 3); ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup League 2  (Host Namibia; April 20–27); ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A (Europe – Host Spain; Might 16-22); ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup League 2 (Host PNG; June 9-16); ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Qualifier C (Europe – Host Belgium; June10-16); ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B (Asia – Host Malaysia; June 26–July 2); ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B (Europe- Host Finland; June 24-30).