Cricket SA welcome 2020 T20 World Cup postponement

Cricket SA welcome 2020 T20 World Cup postponement - Sports Leo

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday welcomed the decision by the International Cricket Council to postpone the 2020 T20 World Cup.

The tournament was scheduled to be held from October 18 to November 15 in Australia.

The next two editions of the T20 World Cup will now take place in the October-November window in 2021 and 2022 respectively, while the 2023 World Cup will take place in October-November 2023. The 2021 Women’s World Cup remains in New Zealand in February 2021 as originally scheduled.

“These decisions provide just the clarity we need not only to revise our own Future Tours Programme but to see that our Proteas Men and Momentum Proteas Women have the best possible preparation for in these important tournaments,” said CSA acting chief executive Jacques Faul.

“A number of series for both our Proteas Men and Women have had to be postponed because of the coronavirus and I would like to assure all our stakeholders that we are planning for an exciting future both at the international and domestic level.”

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “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.

“The decision to postpone the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was taken after careful consideration of all of the options available to us and gives us the best possible opportunity of delivering two safe and successful T20 World Cups for fans around the world.”

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