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COVID-19 update – ICC qualifying events

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The International Cricket Council today has announced further action in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

After careful evaluation of the current situation and with the health and well-being of the global cricket family the priority, all ICC qualifying events due to take place before 30 June will be postponed subject to further review. The decision has been taken in conjunction with Members and in line with the relevant government and public health authority advice.

The global health risks, closure of country borders and widespread travel restrictions, means the following ICC events will now be postponed:

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A – Asia - Host Kuwait; 16 – 21 April
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub- Regional QualifierAfrica – Host South Africa; 27 April – 3 May
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host Namibia; 20 – 27 April
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A – Europe - Host Spain; 16 - 22 May
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 - Host PNG; 9-16 June           
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier C – Europe - Host Belgium; 10 - 16 June
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B – Asia - Host Malaysia; 26 June – 2 July
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B – Europe- Host Finland; 24 - 30 June

All remaining Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualifying events for 2020 are listed below. These events are being continually monitored with relevant stakeholders and Members.

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host Scotland – 3-11 July 2020
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League B – Host Uganda – 3 -13 August 2020
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final - Americas – Host Canada; 18 – 24 August
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Challenge League A – Host Malaysia – 30 September – 10 October
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final – Europe – Host TBC - September TBC
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host Namibia – September TBC
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host UAE – December TBC
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final – Africa – Host and dates TBC
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final - EAP Host and dates TBC

The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier which is scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka between 3-19 July is also being monitored and kept under review.

In addition, after careful evaluation the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan will not be commencing in April as originally planned. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and in partnership with Members and Nissan will evaluate the potential for a condensed Trophy Tour with a revised itinerary at a point closer to the event.

ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: “In light of the significant global health concerns at the current time and the restrictions on movement imposed by governments across the world, the ICC has taken the decision to postpone all events up until the end of June subject to further review.

“Our commitment to the health and safety of players, officials, staff and fans is our priority when taking these decisions and we must act responsibly in the best interests of all involved and be guided by official advice. We felt that now was the right time to take a prudent decision on these events before further planning is undertaken and to provide clarity to everyone involved. 

“Work will continue on contingency plans and options for both men’s qualification pathways. We will provide updates in due course on these plans and decisions on the staging of the remaining events this year. I would like to thank all hosts and participating Members for their support and understanding in reaching this position and we are unified in our hopes and intention to get cricket back on as soon as is safe and practical to do so.”

Full breakdown of events and participating Members.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 qualification

Qualification to ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

Host and Dates

Participating Members

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A – Asia –

POSTPONED

Host Kuwait

16 - 21 April

Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub-Regional Qualifier – Africa

POSTPONED

Host South Africa

27 April – 3 May

Botswana​, Cameroon​, Ghana​,  Uganda​, Lesotho​, Malawi​, Mozambique, Rwanda​,  Seychelles​, Sierra Leone, St Helena​, Swaziland​, ​ and Tanzania​​

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A – Europe –

POSTPONED

Host Spain

16 - 22 May

Bulgaria​, Cyprus​, France​, Israel, Italy​, Malta​, Norway​, Spain

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier C – Europe

POSTPONED

Host Belgium

10 - 16 June

Austria​, Belgium​, Czech Rep​ublic, Denmark​, Isle of Man​, Portugal​, Romania​, Serbia​

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B – Europe

POSTPONED

Host Finland

24 - 30 June

Finland, Gibraltar​, Germany​, Greece​, Guernsey​, Hungary​, Luxembourg​ and Sweden​

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B – Asia

POSTPONED

Host Malaysia

26 June – 2 July

Bhutan, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final - Americas

Host Canada

18-24 August

Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Panama, USA

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final – Europe

Host TBC

September TBC

Jersey, Q1, Q2, Q3

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final – Africa

 

Host and dates TBC

Kenya, Nigeria, Q1, Q2

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final - EAP

 

Host and dates TBC

Cook Islands​, Fiji​, Indonesia​, Japan​, Philippines, Samoa​, South Korea​, Vanuatu​​

 

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualification

Qualification to ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

Host and Dates

Participating Members

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A

POSTPONED

Host Malaysia

16-26 March

Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2

POSTPONED

Host USA

1– 8 April

Scotland, UAE, USA

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 

POSTPONED

Host Namibia

20-27 April

Namibia, Nepal, Scotland

 

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 

POSTPONED

Host PNG

9-16 June

Nepal, PNG, UAE

 

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2

Host Scotland

3-11 July

Nepal, Namibia, Scotland,

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League B

Host Uganda –

3 -13 August

Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey, Kenya, Uganda

Rescheduled ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A

Host Malaysia

30 September – 10 October

Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2

Host Namibia – September TBC

Namibia, PNG, USA

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2

Host UAE – December TBC

UAE, Namibia, Oman

 

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