ICC has postponed the Women’s World Cup until 2022 due to the on-going pandemic. ICC came to this decision during the teleconference on Friday.
“The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand has been postponed until February March 2022 because of the impact the pandemic has had on cricket globally,” the ICC said in a release on Friday.
It also confirmed in a release that India would host the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021. Australia would be hosting the postponed edition in 2022.
India, England, Australia, South Africa and hosts England had already qualified for the World Cup. They will retain their qualification. A qualifying tournament will decide on the remaining three slots for the World Cup.
“The original global qualification event to determine the final three teams to contest the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup was scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka in July 2020, but this was postponed due to COVID-19. The qualification event will now be held in 2021.”
ICC explained the decision to postpone Women’s Cricket World Cup. ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said, “We have taken the decision to move the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup to give players from every competing nation, the best opportunity to be ready for the world’s biggest stage and there is still a global qualifier to complete to decide the final three teams.”