COVID-19 pandemic halts ICC qualification events

DAVID GOMBE

The International Cricket Council has announced further action in response to the deadly global COVID-19 pandemic.

ICC has decided to postpone all it’s qualifying events that were slated to take place before June 30th, 2020.

ICC head of events Chris Tetley said,

“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.”

“Our commitment to the health and safety of players, officials, staff and fans is our priority when taking
these decisions and we must act responsibly in the best interests of all involved and be guided by official
advice.”

We felt that now was the right time to take a prudent decision on these events before further
planning is undertaken and to provide clarity to everyone involved.”

“Work will continue on contingency plans and options for both men’s qualification pathways.” He stated.

The events 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

•ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final – Africa – Host and dates TBC

•ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final – EAP Host and dates TBC

•The ICC Women’s Cricket World

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