The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Monday, made the ineludible decision of postponing the 2020 edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup due to the COVID-19 pandemic that brought cricket to a standstill earlier this year. It’s 50 days after the ICC board of directors first met to make a final decision on this year’s T-20 World Cup officially. The governing body of cricket has sent a notification on Monday stating that ICC Men’s 2020 World Cup has been postponed due to COVID – 19 pandemic. The decision, taken after four months of monitoring, under an ICC board meeting held virtually on Monday.
On Monday’s meeting of the IBC Board (the commercial subsidiary of the ICC), windows for subsequent three ICC men’s events were also prescribed.
The Windows For The Men’s Events After T20 Mens World Cup Postponement are :
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is going to be held in October-November 2021, with the ultimate on November 14, 2021.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is going to be held in October-November 2022, with the ultimate on November 13, 2022.
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is going to be held in India in October-November 2023, with the ultimate on November 26, 2023.
ICC CEO Mr. Manu Sawhney Said, “The decision to reschedule the T20 World Cup was taken after careful consideration of all of the opinions and options available to us and provides us the simplest possible opportunity of delivering two safe and successful T20 World Cups.”
Decks Cleared For Indian Premier League (IPL)?
Leading the rescheduling queue is the BCCI that has Rs 4000 crore riding on the IPL, its biggest money-spinner. Earlier, it was into a rumor that the Indian Premier League (IPL),2020 will get hosted by United Arab Emirates (UAE). The tournament was only possible if the scheduled ICC T20 World Cup get postponed, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Apex councillor said.
After ICC T20 World Cup postponed the decks and doors for IPL seem to be clear now. It seems that IPL 2020 soon to get held in early September and November this year.
IPL chairman Brijesh Patel said – “Now that there’s a window, we’ll seek the govt permission to host the IPL. We are looking to host it in UAE. A choice is going to be taken within the IPL governing council meet, this week.”
BCCI also are watching a shortened window of 5 to six weeks for IPL 2020 between September and early November.
“We discussed domestic cricket, but at the instant, we are watching things, no concrete decision was taken due to things until you get government clearance you’ll not decide anything, we’ve to conduct training camp for the players, we cannot attend NCA as Bengaluru is witnessing a surge in COVID cases.“