The men’s tournament has been moved to October – November 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Australia.- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic it has decided to postpone the Men’s T20 World Cup.
The tournament was to take place in Australia October 18 to November 15, but has been moved to a similar window in October and November next year, with the final to be held on November 14 2021.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “The decision to postpone the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 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.”
He added: “Moving the Men’s Cricket World Cup to a later window is a critical element of this and gives us a better chance of maintaining the integrity of the qualification process. This additional time will be used to reschedule games that might be lost because of the pandemic ensuring qualification can be decided on the field of play.”
The ICC said has rescheduled windows for the next three years, with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup moved to October and November 2023 to allow a longer qualification period. The final will be in India on November 26, 2023.
The ICC is still considering what to do with the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021, which is scheduled to take place in New Zealand next February. For the time being, there are no changes to the event’s schedule.