The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday postponed the qualifying occasions for the 2021 Women’s World Cup and the 2022 males’s Under-19 showpiece in July owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The girls’s occasion, from July 3-19 in Sri Lanka, was to characteristic 10 groups — the hosts, Bangladesh, Ireland, 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 next year.
“…after consultation with members and with the relevant government and public health authorities, the decision has been taken to postpone the qualifier to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 and the start of the qualification pathway to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022,” an ICC press launch said.
The begin 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 collaborating members to determine when these occasions may be staged.
ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley mentioned: “In light of the continuing travel restrictions, global health concerns and government and public health authority advice we have decided to postpone two further upcoming qualifying events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“The Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and the Europe qualifier to the U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 have both been impacted.”
Well-being of gamers is paramount, mentioned Tetley.
“Our priority during this difficult period is to protect the well-being of players, coaches, officials, fans and the whole cricket community and we will take well-informed, responsible decisions…”
The two remaining ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Regional Qualifier Division 2 occasions are being monitored and saved underneath evaluation.
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.