As planned, the T20 World Cup will be held on October 18 in Australia. But the pandemic situation in Australia is still complicated with the number of new positive cases increasing rapidly. Therefore, the organizers have decided to postpone this world cricket tournament.
According to the organizers, the T20 World Cup Tournament will take place in 2021 and 2022 and the tournament for people over 50 will take place in India in 2023.
The ICC International Stickman Committee also said that they would evaluate the situation on the possibility of a women’s global cricket tournament in 2021 in New Zealand. The World Cup T20 tournament is one of the most notable sporting events in the world, bringing together 16 clubs from many countries and attracting hundreds of thousands of fans to attend.
It is impossible to host the T20 World Cup in Australia now
Due to the coronavirus, sports competitions are postponed worldwide at this time. It looked like the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year could be postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the end, that fear seemed to come true. World Cup T20 cricket tournaments, which including England vs Pakistan 2020 series, has been postponed. This year’s T20 World Cup was expected to be held in Australia from October 16 to November 15, however, according to a report in Times of India, ICC will officially postpone this tournament.
The Australian government decided to close international borders until mid-September to prevent the spread of corona. After that, those going to Australia will also be quarantined for two weeks. There are many more prohibitions. Therefore, it is almost impossible to host the T20 World Cup as scheduled.
The alternative solutions
The ICC is looking at a few alternatives. One of them is going to the World Cup next year. That means this event will be postponed from February to March next year in Australia.
There may also be a change from the organizer. Australia will host the Twenty20 World Cup in India in 2021. In that case, the World Cup will be staged in India in 2022. Or, the third option is India will host the World Cup in 2021 and Australia will host the World Cup in 2022.