The Cricket World Cup Challenge League A for men had been called off due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) scare.
As per ICC’s announcement, the 11-day tournament scheduled this March in Malaysia will be postponed as a safety precaution against the current COVID-19 scare across the globe. Along with the announcement of the postponement comes ICC’s hope that the league be rescheduled later on this year. The six participating teams of the League A are Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, and Vanuatu.
The announcement of the Challenge League A’s postponement followed that of the cancellation of the Women’s Quadrangular T20I and the adjournment of the Nepal’s Everest Premier League.
ICC head of events Chris Tetley stated in an interview that the situation is being monitored closely and that it had also been hard for the ICC to come up with the said decision. With the increasing travel difficulties between countries, the ICC thought that it would be best if the teams were safe rather than being faced with uncertainties.
The CWC Challenge League A is a six-team tournament that serves as the second out of three rounds that make up the two groups in the Challenge League. This works as the third step of the 2023 World Cup qualification. To know more about the ICC World Cup, visit Betwala.
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