Three European T20 World Cup qualifiers canceled because of COVID-19 pandemic

Dubai: Three sub-regional T20 World Cup qualifiers for Europe, the pathway tournaments to Australia’s 2022 males’s flagship occasion, have been known as off because of COVID-19, the ICC governing physique stated on Friday.

Finland had been set to host their first ICC occasion with the Europe A and B sub-regional qualifiers beginning subsequent month.

The Europe B Qualifier, bringing collectively the hosts, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Luxembourg and Sweden, was to be organized between June 30 and July 5.

Qualifying A was because of begin three days later with Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Israel, Italy, Malta, Norway and Spain, all competing till July 13.

The Europe C qualifier that Belgium was because of host between July 5 and 10 included Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Isle of Man, Portugal, Romania and Serbia.

“We sadly needed to cancel the three sub-regional qualifiers for the T20 World Cup for Europe which had been because of begin subsequent month because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Chris Tetley, ICC occasions supervisor. in a press launch.

“… because of COVID-19 restrictions and the tight timelines the European season gives for us to maneuver ahead with the following step of the way in which, there was no different possibility however to undo.

“I want to thank Cricket Finland, the Belgian Cricket Federation and all collaborating members for his or her collective assist in making this determination.

Italy, Germany and Denmark will now qualify from the European sub-regional qualifiers A, B and C respectively decided by their place within the ICC T20I crew rating as of April 30, 2020.

They’ll now be part of Jersey within the T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier which is able to happen in Spain from October 15 to 21, 2021 with two qualifying locations up for grabs in World Qualifiers A or B.

Two different rounds of the 2022 T20 World Cup course have additionally been postponed.

The qualifying match for the T20 World Cup of the Americas, to be hosted in Canada July 17-23, involving the hosts Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Panama and america, has been postponed because of authorities and journey restrictions.

New dates and host nation will probably be confirmed sooner or later.

The Asia B Qualifier, involving Bhutan, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Hong Kong and Thailand, which is because of happen in Malaysia from July 11 to 17, has additionally been postponed.

It’s now scheduled to be performed from November 9 to fifteen in Malaysia. The choice was made to postpone because of heavy quarantine necessities in Malaysia and for visiting groups upon their return to their respective international locations.

As well as, the qualifiers for the T20 Girls’s World Cup for Asia, hosted by Malaysia, have new dates confirmed from 22 to twenty-eight November.

Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates are all set to compete, with the date change permitting Malaysia to host the 2 occasions one after the ‘different.

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