India to host ICC 2021 T20 World Cup, Australia in 2022

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India will remains the hosts of ICC T20world cup in 2021 while Australia will host the championship in the year 2022- having been canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The upcoming 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is supposed to be the eighth edition of ICC T20 World Cup tournament.  

The International cricket council on friday confirmed the news. India will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as planned.

Cricket’s governing body has also decided to postpone the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand till February – March 2022 owing to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic has had on cricket globally.

ICC Acting Chairman Imran Khwaja said: “Over the last few months as we have considered how we return to staging global events, our number one priority has been to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in ICC events.

“The decisions the Board have taken today are in the best interests of the sport, our partners and importantly our fans. I’d like to thank our partners at the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket New Zealand as well as the Australian and New Zealand governments for their continued support and commitment to a safe return to ICC events.”

Manu Sawhney, ICC Chief Executive, said: “We now have absolute clarity on the future of ICC events enabling all of our Members to focus on the rescheduling of lost international and domestic cricket. We will now proceed as planned with the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in India and host the 2022 edition in Australia.

He further added, “We have taken the decision to move the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup to give players from every competing nation, the best opportunity to be ready for the world’s biggest stage and there is still a global qualifier to complete to decide the final three teams.“There has been no women’s international cricket played since the conclusion of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this year and due to the varying impact of COVID-19 globally that is likely to remain the situation for a number of the teams. Moving the event by 12 months gives all competing teams the chance to play a sufficient level of cricket ahead of both the qualification event and leading into a Cricket World Cup so the integrity of the tournament is maintained.”

After ICC’s decision to postpone the T20 World Cup, BCCI decided to use the vacant window to announce the dates for the Indian Premier League. The IPL will be held in the UAE fron September 19 to November 10.

India will be touring Australia after the completion of the IPL.

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