COVID-19: ICC qualifiers due before June 30 postponed subject to review

Dubai, March 26 (IANS) The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced further action in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

After careful evaluation of the current situation and with the health and well-being of the global cricket family the priority, all ICC qualifying events due to take place before June 30 will be postponed subject to further review, it said in a release.

The decision has been taken in conjunction with Members and in line with the relevant government and public health authority advice.

The global health risks, closure of country borders and widespread travel restrictions, means the following ICC events will now be postponed:

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A – Asia – Host Kuwait; 16 – 21 April

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub- Regional Qualifier– Africa – Host South Africa; 27 April – 3 May

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host Namibia; 20 – 27 April

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A – Europe – Host Spain; 16 – 22 May

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host PNG; 9-16 June

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier C – Europe – Host Belgium; 10 – 16 June

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B – Asia – Host Malaysia; 26 June – 2 July

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B – Europe- Host Finland; 24 – 30 June

All remaining Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualifying events for 2020 are listed below. These events are being continually monitored with relevant stakeholders and Members.

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host Scotland – 3-11 July 2020

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League B – Host Uganda – 3 -13 August 2020

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final – Americas – Host Canada; 18 – 24 August

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Challenge League A – Host Malaysia – 30 September – 10 October

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final – Europe – Host TBC – September TBC

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host Namibia – September TBC

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host UAE – December TBC

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