ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Regional Qualifiers postponed

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 Regional Qualifiers postponed
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 Regional Qualifiers postponed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that three ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Africa and Asia – pathway tournaments to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia – have been postponed due to COVID-19.

  • The Asia A Qualifier, which was due to be hosted between April 3 and 9, involving Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, will now be played in Kuwait between October 23 to 29.
  • The men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa A and B Qualifiers were due to take place in South Africa in April this year and have been rescheduled to October 25-31. Qualifier A involves Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland and Uganda, while Qualifier B includes Botswana, Cameroon, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, St Helena and Tanzania.
  • “The postponements were confirmed as a result of the process undertaken for the ICC’s comprehensive contingency planning of COVID-19 after consultation with members and with the relevant government and public health authorities,” the world body said in a statement.
  • “We will continue to monitor and assess all events across our pathway structures with the ICC’s priority continuing to be to protect the well-being of players, coaches, officials and fans.” said ICC head of events, Chris Tetley.

The ICC women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier which is a qualifying tournament to the showpiece event 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.