The T20 Cricket World Cup has been postponed, it was announced earlier this week. The tournament was due to take place in Australia from October, but due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it was decided to postpone the tournament.

The International Cricket Council (ICC), the sport’s global governing body, made the announcement on Monday. The tournament has tentatively been rescheduled for October and November next year.

The ICC’s chief executive, Manu Sawhney, said: ‘The decision to postpone the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was taken after careful consideration of all of the options available to us and gives us the best possible opportunity of delivering…T20 World Cups for fans around the world.’

This has affected the scheduling of other ICC events. Another T20 World Cup had already been scheduled for 2021 but this has now been pushed to 2022. In addition, the fifty-over World Cup has also been rescheduled. Instead of being held in the beginning of 2023 it will now be held towards the end of that year.

The Covid-19 pandemic has played havoc with sport around the world. The English premier league was halted for a number of months, major tennis tournaments such as Wimbledon were cancelled, and the Super Rugby tournament was also severely disrupted.

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