India will still get to host the T20 World Cup in 2021 while Australia will get to host in 2022.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that India will still get to host the 2021 season of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup as planned. Meanwhile, the postponed 2020 season of the event which was supposed to be held in Australia will be held in 2022.
The decision has been taken by the IBC, a commercial subsidiary of the ICC, after taking into account the global impact of COVID-19 on the countries and on cricket as well. Aside from that, the IBC has also marked a window for the said event on years 2021 up to 2023.
As per the ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney, ‘We now have absolute clarity on the future of ICC events enabling all of our Members to focus on the rescheduling of lost international and domestic cricket. We will now proceed as planned with the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in India and host the 2022 edition in Australia’.
Meanwhile, the board has also decided to move ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup to give the international women teams the best opportunities to conquer cricket’s biggest stage. Also, it is also for them to undergo and prepare for some global qualifier rounds which can help determine the final three teams.
‘There has been no women's international cricket played since the conclusion of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup earlier this year and due to the varying impact of COVID-19 globally that is likely to remain the situation for a number of the teams. Moving the event by 12 months gives all competing teams the chance to play a sufficient level of cricket ahead of both the qualification event and leading into a Cricket World Cup so the integrity of the tournament is maintained’, Sawhney added.
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