ICC Officially Postpones T20 World Cup To 2022
The T20 World Cup, scheduled to be played in Australia in October-November this year, has officially been postponed to 2022.
However, decks have been cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to reschedule the Indian premier league and conduct the games either this year or postpone to later.
“Moving the Men’s Cricket World Cup (2023) to a later window is a critical element of this and gives us a better chance of maintaining the integrity of the qualification process,” ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said in a statement.
The latest reports have that ICC’s commercial wing will be monitoring various modalities before coming to a decision on whether India will host the 2021 edition or swap with Cricket Australia and host theirs in 2022.
Senior officials of ICC claims that the decision to postpone the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was taken after careful consideration of all the parameters and it has to be ensured that the matches occur safely and that successful T20 World Cups for fans happen around the world.
India was awarded the 2021 tournament, but its host status was threatened after it did not meet the first deadline for securing tax exemptions from the Central government. As of now, India still retains hosting rights, with the ICC extending the deadline to December 31.