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Men’s cricket world cup postponed

by Kudakwashe Vhenge

By Sports Reporter

The International Cricket Council Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 which was scheduled to be held between March and May 2021 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

This came after a decision was made to postpone all three series after consultations were done with members, relevant governments and public health authorities.

The postponement is as a result of the current travel restrictions between countries, the quarantine time required before matches and the recent surge in Covid -19 cases. 

The ICC head of events, Chris Tetley said, “We have decided to postpone the three upcoming series involving six members in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League Competition. The ICC priority continues to be to protect the well being of players, coaches, officials and fans. We have fully assessed the situation with both hosts and all participating members, and taking into account current travel restrictions, quarantine time before matches and on government and public health authority advice in relation to Covid-19, the best course of action was to postpone these series.

“We are actively working with members to identify suitable windows to reschedule the three series. We are likely to face more challenges over the coming months but will continue to try and maximize the opportunity for Members to qualify on the field of play,” he said.

ICC Media and Communications, Mary Godbeer said the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 is a three and half year competition involving seven teams that is two steps from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

The three top teams will qualify for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023. The bottom four teams will drop into the World Cup play off’s 2023 and the top two teams will keep their hopes alive by participating in India 2023 by qualifying for the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023.

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