The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday postponed the qualifying occasions for the 2021 Ladies’s World Cup and the 2022 males’s Below-19 showpiece in July owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ladies’s occasion, from July 3-19 in Sri Lanka, was to function 10 groups — the hosts, Bangladesh, Eire, Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, United States, West Indies, and Zimbabwe. Three out of those may have certified for the World Cup in New Zealand subsequent 12 months.
“…after session with members and with the related authorities and public well being authorities, the choice has been taken to postpone the qualifier to the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup 2021 and the beginning of the qualification pathway to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022,” an ICC press launch acknowledged.
The beginning of the journey to the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2022 was scheduled to start with the European Regional Qualifier in Denmark between July 24 and 30.
The ICC will seek the advice of taking part members to determine when these occasions might be staged.
ICC Head of Occasions, Chris Tetley stated: “In gentle of the persevering with journey restrictions, world well being considerations and authorities and public well being authority recommendation we’ve got determined to postpone two additional upcoming qualifying occasions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“The Ladies’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and the Europe qualifier to the U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 have each been impacted.”
Effectively-being of gamers is paramount, stated Tetley.
“Our precedence throughout this troublesome interval is to guard the well-being of gamers, coaches, officers, followers and the entire cricket group and we are going to take well-informed, accountable choices…”
The 2 remaining ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Regional Qualifier Division 2 occasions are being monitored and stored beneath overview.
The Africa occasion is because of happen in Tanzania between August 7 and 14 and the Asia occasion between December 1 and 9 in Thailand. The Division 1 occasions in all 5 areas are scheduled to happen in 2021.