The T20 World Cup, scheduled to be performed in Australia in October-November 2020, has formally been postponed to 2022. The Worldwide Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) much-anticipated announcement after the Board assembly on Monday has additionally cleared the decks for the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reschedule the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the identical window.
Apart from rescheduling the T20 World Cup to October-November, 2022 the ICC Board additionally determined to push the 2023 ODI World Cup in India to October-November 2023 from its designated window in February-March, 2023.
“Transferring the Males’s Cricket World Cup (2023) to a later window is a essential aspect of this and offers us a greater likelihood of sustaining the integrity of the qualification course of,” ICC chief government Manu Sawhney mentioned in a press release.
“This extra time will probably be used to reschedule video games that is perhaps misplaced due to the pandemic guaranteeing qualification may be selected the sector of play.”
Curiously, the ICC assertion didn’t specify venues for the T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022. Whereas India has been initially awarded the match, each India and Australia have staked a declare to stage the occasion in 2021. Whereas BCCI has cited the necessity to area out two large cricket occasions in India if it hosts the T20 World Cup in 2022, Cricket Australia would keep away from internet hosting the marquee occasion simply earlier than the Ashes in 2022.
As of now, India has the suitable to stage the occasion in 2021 for the reason that ICC has prolonged the deadline to BCCI for buying tax exemptions from the Central authorities until December 31.
IPL preparation set to start
Monday’s announcement would end result within the BCCI and franchises switching into the IPL mode. The BCCI has shortlisted two home windows (September 26 to November 7 and September 26 to November 14) and it’ll formally strategy the Central authorities for clearance as soon as the IPL governing council, more likely to meet later this week, formally proposes United Arab Emirates because the venue.
“Now that the T20 World Cup has formally been postponed, one thing that ought to have occurred a lot earlier, we will attempt to discover whether or not the IPL may be staged. The governing council will talk about it later this week,” Brijesh Patel, IPL governing council chairman, informed Sportstar.