Coronavirus Pandemic: ICC Postpones World Cup Qualifiers

The worldwide cricket council (ICC) has determined to postpone the dates of all of the ICC occasions that have been scheduled earlier than June. All of the qualifying occasions for the 2021 T20 World Cup and 50-over model in 2023 have been scheduled to be held earlier than June now have been delayed on account of coronavirus outbreak throughout the globe.

As of now, the lethal virus has contaminated 4,86,898 folks and 22,025 deaths have been registered. Though, the circumstances are growing daily.

To curb the unfold of the lethal virus, the respective governments throughout the globe have determined to shut their borders aside from asserting a whole lockdown. So, in that state of affairs, ICC won’t be able to arrange the World Cup qualifier spherical.

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Indian nationwide cricket workforce (Picture Credit score: Twitter)_

“In mild of the numerous world well being issues on the present time and the restrictions on motion imposed by governments the world over, the ICC has taken the choice to postpone all occasions up till the top of June topic to additional evaluate,” Chris Tetley, ICC head of occasions, mentioned.

“Work will proceed on contingency plans and choices for each males’s qualification pathways. We’ll present updates in the end on these plans and choices on the staging of the remaining occasions this yr.”

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Crew India in a huddle. Credit: BCCI Twitter

This yr ICC T20 World Cup 2020 is scheduled in October. The occasion will likely be hosted by Australia Whereas India will host subsequent yr’s T20 World Cup and the 50-over occasion in 2023.

The cricket council will maintain the assembly to resolve with all of the boards through video conferencing to resolve the longer term plans if the pandemic expands additional.

Stories additionally got here that the grand finale date of the inauguration version of the ICC World Check Championship 2019-21 may even be postponed. As of now, the finale is scheduled to be held in June 2021 at iconic Lord’s floor.

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