DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced it’s postponing all ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 Qualifiers scheduled to take place till June in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The ICC events due to take place before June 30 have been delayed subject to further review, cricket’s global governing authority said in a statement on Thursday.
“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 30 June will be postponed subject to further review. The decision has been taken in conjunction with Members and in line with the relevant government and public health authority advice,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, the T20 World Cup 2020 Trophy tour for April has also been canceled and ICC is exploring the option for a condensed tour with a revised itinerary at a point closer to the event.
“In light of the significant global health concerns at the current time and the restrictions on movement imposed by governments across the world, the ICC has taken the decision to postpone all events up until the end of June subject to further review,” ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said on Thursday.