The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) stated on Monday that the 2023 World Cup in India has been postponed by greater than 6 months to October-November to permit an even bigger qualification interval within the wake of the postponement of T20 World Cup 2020.
The ICC confirmed the postponement of T20 World Cup 2020 because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The postponement meant the following three years could have an ICC match every. 2021 and 2022 are scheduled to have a T20 World Cup every whereas 2023 will see India internet hosting the 50-over World Cup.
Whereas the World Cup in 2023 was scheduled for February-March, it has now been pushed to October-November because of the cramped calendar within the lead as much as the quadrennial match.
With the T20 World Cup 2022 to be held in October-November, the choice to delay the World Cup in 2023 is smart.
“ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 moved to October November 2023 to permit longer qualification interval,” the ICC stated in a launch.
ICC Chief Govt Execute Manu Sawhney stated the choice to push the World Cup in 2023 was taken to make sure the matches postponed or cancelled because of the pandemic are staged and thereby guarantee a good qualification course of.
“Transferring the Males’s Cricket World Cup to a later window is a essential aspect of this and provides us a greater probability of sustaining the integrity of the qualification course of. This extra time will probably be used to reschedule video games that may be misplaced due to the pandemic guaranteeing qualification will be selected the sector of play,” Sawhney stated.
In its Highway to India 2023 schedule, the ICC had stated high 7 groups in ICC rankings and hosts India from the ICC Cricket World Cup League or the ODI league would qualify straight for the 2023 World Cup. The underside 5 will play the qualifiers in 2020 together with high 3 groups from Cricket World Cup League 2 and high 2 groups from Cricket World Cup Problem League would play the World Cup qualifiers in 2022.
Within the Cricket World Cup League, every of the 13 groups will play 8 bilateral sequence over a 2-year interval. Nonetheless, the pandemic has disrupted the schedule and ICC believes the delay within the World Cup by greater than 6 months will guarantee a good qualification course of.
Planning for Ladies’s World Cup 2021 continues as scheduled: ICC
In the meantime, the ICC additionally stated it is business subsidiary — the ICB Board will proceed to judge the internet hosting situations for Ladies’s World Cup in 2021, scheduled from February 6 to March 7 in New Zealand.
“The IBC Board may also proceed to judge the scenario in relation to having the ability to stage the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand in February subsequent yr. Within the meantime, planning for this occasion continues as scheduled,” the ICC assertion learn.
The ICC additionally didn’t point out whether or not India, who’ve the internet hosting rights for 2021 T20 World Cup, will host the occasion as scheduled, contemplating there’s one other T20 World Cup in 2022.
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