Three regional qualifiers for males’s 2022 T20 World Cup postponed as a consequence of COVID-19

Three regional qualifiers for males’s 2022 T20 World Cup postponed as a consequence of COVID-19

Dubai: Three males’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Africa and Asia – pathway tournaments to the 2022 showpiece occasion in Australia – have been postponed as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic, the sport’s governing physique ICC mentioned on Thursday.

The Asia A Qualifier, which was as a consequence of be hosted between 3 and 9 April, involving Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, will now be performed in Kuwait between 23 to 29 October.

The choices had been taken as a consequence of new restrictions being put in place by a number of taking part nations to droop sporting actions to restrict the unfold of the brand new COVID-19 variants, subsequently giving no alternative for groups to sufficiently practice.

The opposite contributing issue was the in depth quarantine necessities for the visiting groups on their return to their respective nations.

The boys’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa A and B Qualifiers had been as a consequence of happen in South Africa in April this 12 months and have been rescheduled to 25-31 October.

Representational image. @ICC

Representational picture. @ICC

Qualifier A includes Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland and Uganda, whereas Qualifier B contains Botswana, Cameroon, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, St Helena and Tanzania.

“The postponements had been confirmed on account of the method undertaken for the ICC’s complete contingency planning of COVID-19 after session with members and with the related authorities and public well being authorities,” the world physique mentioned in a press release.

“The ICC males’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier is now confirmed to happen between 24 and 27 November in Nigeria involving Kenya, Nigeria, and the highest groups from the Sub Regional Africa A and B Qualifiers respectively to permit ample time for the sub-regional qualifiers to be accomplished.”

As well as, the ICC U19 males’s World Cup Asia Division 2 has additionally been cancelled as Thailand are unable to host as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions and there’s no different appropriate internet hosting choice.

Bhutan, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand had been confirmed to take part within the Division 2 occasion.

Oman and Singapore have now been promoted to the U19 Males’s CWC Asia Qualifier scheduled in September within the United Arab Emirates, on account of each groups having the perfect information within the earlier 5 editions of the U19 males’s CWC qualifiers.

The ICC U19 males’s World Cup Africa Division 2 Qualifier has been postponed to 7-13 August from June 2021 as a consequence of COVID-19 journey restrictions the place hosts Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda and Sierra Leone will compete for 2 U19 males’s Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier spots.

“The dates for the U19 Males’s CWC Africa Qualifier have been confirmed as 25 September to 1 October and can be hosted by Nigeria with Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda additionally competing for one spot within the West Indies in early 2022,” the governing physique mentioned.

The ICC girls’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier which is a qualifying match to the showpiece occasion in 2023 has been rescheduled to October to 3-11 from September to ease regional calendar congestion involving hosts Botswana, Cameroon, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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