Saturday, November 26, 2022

Two more ICC qualifying events postponed due to Covid-19

Must Read

Who’s Who in Cricket: Daniyal Ali

Photo Credit: LinkedIn Profile Photo of Daniyal Ali Profiles LinkedInTwitterInstagram  Career Highlights Current RoleBrand Manager, Peshawar Zalmi (Aug 2022 - Present) Previous RolesHead of...

CSA: ICONIS teams up with the Tuskers

Photo Credit: Cricket South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Inland Cricket Union are delighted to announce ICONIS as an associate sponsor of the...

WPCA announce youth squads for CSA National Weeks

Photo Credit: Western Province Cricket Association Western Province Cricket Association has today announced the age group provincial teams selected for...

Photo Credit: England and Wales Cricket Board

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today announced the postponement of two further qualifying events scheduled in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • September’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 series to be hosted in Namibia postponed
  • ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Regional Qualifier Division 2 in Africa due to take place in August in Tanzania also postponed
  • Click here for the status of all 2020 ICC qualifying events

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 series due to be hosted in Namibia in September – which forms part of the qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 – involving Namibia, Papua New Guinea and the United States has been postponed.

In addition, the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Regional Qualifier Division 2 in Africa has also been postponed. It was due to take place in Tanzania between 7 and 14 August with Botswana​, Kenya​, Mozambique​, Rwanda​, Sierra Leone and Tanzania all competing.

As part of the ICC’s comprehensive contingency planning process across all ICC events and after consultation with Members and with the relevant government and public health authorities, the decision has been taken to postpone both events.

The ICC’s priority continues to be to protect the well-being of players, coaches, officials, fans and the whole cricket community.

Photo Credit: Twitter profile picture of @christetley74

ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: “With ongoing international travel restrictions, global health concerns still prominent and on government and public health authority advice in relation to COVID-19 we have decided in partnership with Members, to postpone two further qualifying events. The ICC’s priority continues to be to protect the well-being of players, coaches, officials, fans and the whole cricket community.

“We will now work with hosts and participating Members to find a window where cricket can be safely and practically rescheduled. With this week’s IBC Board decision to hold the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in October and November of 2023, we now have been given additional time to work to reschedule the Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 postponed matches and enable us to preserve the integrity of the qualification process allowing it to take place on the field of play.”

The remaining ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Regional Qualifier Division 2 event in Asia scheduled between 1 and 9 December due to be hosted in Thailand is being monitored and kept under review.

Click here for the status of all 2020 ICC qualifying events.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

become a cricexec insider!

Join for free and get:

  • The cricexec “daily briefing” newsletter
  • Exclusive industry reports
  • Invitations to industry events
  • Early access to industry job postings
  • Many other benefits!

Latest News

Who’s Who in Cricket: Daniyal Ali

Photo Credit: LinkedIn Profile Photo of Daniyal Ali Profiles LinkedInTwitterInstagram  Career Highlights Current RoleBrand Manager, Peshawar Zalmi (Aug 2022 - Present) Previous RolesHead of...

CSA: ICONIS teams up with the Tuskers

Photo Credit: Cricket South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Inland Cricket Union are delighted to announce ICONIS as an associate sponsor of the Tuskers.   KZN Inland CEO Jason Sathiaseelan...

WPCA announce youth squads for CSA National Weeks

Photo Credit: Western Province Cricket Association Western Province Cricket Association has today announced the age group provincial teams selected for the respective CSA National Weeks...

Sydney Sixers: Bolton calls time

Photo Credit: Sydney Sixers Sydney Sixers star and Australian cricket legend Nicole Bolton has announced the Weber WBBL|08 Final will be her last match, calling...

SA20 League: Brevis promises fireworks

Photo Credit: ICC Youngster says it’s a dream come true to play in the SA20 Dewald Brevis was destined for greatness ever since he picked up...

More Articles Like This

Cricexec Newsletter