21 Jul

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and with the intention of it being held in either 2021 or 2022. The IPL now has an opportunity to attract the top international cricketers who would have competed in Australia.   

The ICC has confirmed the windows for the next three men’s events with the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 being held in October to November 2021 and the 2022 event being scheduled for October to November 2022.

Australia and India remain as hosts of the next two events but which country hosts which year is still to be determined in order to allow the ICC to continue to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and increase the chance of staging two successful T20 World Cups.

Tickets for the event in Australia will go off sale until the timing of the postponed event is confirmed, at which time a further update on ticket sales will be provided. Fans who have purchased tickets to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia are eligible for a refund.

Cricket Australia Interim CEO, Nick Hockley, said: “It's been a challenging time for everyone. We would like to thank all the fans who purchased tickets and supported the T20 World Cup in 2020.

“We are confident that with this decision, we will give ourselves the best chance to safely welcome fans into the outstanding venues across the country to enjoy watching the world’s best men’s cricketers compete in this major global event in either 2021 or 2022.

“We would like to thank our government partners and venues for their understanding. We will continue to work closely with them to use the same Host City and Venue footprint established for the 2020 tournament, to the fullest extent possible.”

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) will soon seek the blessing of the Indian government to stage the 13th edition of the IPL. The BCCI is planning to host the IPL 2020 season in the UAE and for that to happen, they need the approval of the Sports Ministry, Ministry of External Affairs and Home Ministry.

“Hopefully, in next two weeks (BCCI) will seek clearances from the government for the tournament (IPL) to be played in the UAE,” IPL governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel declared.

John Stephenson


#Cricketnews #T20WC #IPL #BCCI

* The email will not be published on the website.