The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the postponement of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, scheduled to be held in Australia, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a media release by the Council, windows for the next three ICC men’s events were also agreed to bring clarity to the future calendar and give the sport the best possible opportunity over the next three years to recover from the disruption caused by COVID-19.
“We have undertaken a comprehensive and complex contingency planning exercise and through this process, our number one priority has been to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in the sport,” ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said.
“Throughout this process we have worked closely with our key stakeholders including governments, members , broadcasters, partners and medical experts to enable us to reach a collective decision for the good of the game and our fans,” he said, adding that he would like to thank everyone involved for their commitment to a safe return to cricket.
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