The International Cricket Council on Friday, 7 August, confirmed the new schedule for major events affected by the global pandemic.
The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020, which was supposed to be held in Australia in October-November, has been postponed to 2022.
The 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup, which was scheduled in India, will take place as planned.
The format of the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will remain as it was for 2020, and all the teams who qualified for the 2020 event will now participate in the edition in India. A new qualification process will be run for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
All fans who purchased tickets to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia will be refunded in full. More information for ticket holders is available here.
India: 2021 🇮🇳— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) August 7, 2020
Australia: 2022 🇦🇺
CONFIRMED: The next edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup will be held in India, while Australia will stage the tournament in 2022! pic.twitter.com/lcFzo4HK7N
The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup, which was pencilled in for February 2021 in New Zealand, has been postponed to February-March the following year. The qualification event to decide the three remaining teams to join the hosts and the top four sides who have already ensured participation will take place in 2021.
“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," Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said in a statement.
"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."