One of the biggest cricketing events, the T20 World Cup was supposed to be played later this year in Australia in the months of October and November. However, the ongoing pandemic has forced ICC to take the decision to move the Men’s Cricket T20 World Cup to 2022, to be hosted in Australia.
While the revised schedule is yet to be announced, all the nations that qualified for the 2020 men’s tournament will play in the next year’s T20 World Cup that will take place in October and November 2021, with final to be played on 14 November in India.
This is the second time ICC had to postpone or entirely skip the T20 World Cup. In the past, as recent as 2018, the official body skipped the whole tournament owing to the busy schedules of the cricketing nations.
Coronavirus has also forced the women’s 50-over World Cup 2021 to move to a February-March 2022 schedule, with the remaining qualifying games to be played in 2021. The tournament will be played in New Zealand.
While men’s cricket has resumed recently with England playing back to back series with West Indies, Ireland and the on going test series with Pakistan, on the women’s side of the sport, there has been no women’s international cricket played since the conclusion of the ICC Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup earlier this year.