ICC postpones all qualifiers before June 30 amid coronavirus pandemic

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced postponement of all of its qualifying events that were scheduled to take place before June 30 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

"After careful evaluation of the current situation and with the health and well-being of the global cricket family the priority, all ICC qualifying events due to take place before 30 June will be postponed subject to further review," the governing body said in a press release.

"The decision has been taken in conjunction with Members and in line with the relevant government and public health authority advice."

"Work will continue on contingency plans and options for both men’s qualification pathways. I would like to thank all hosts and participating Members for their support and understanding in reaching this position and we are unified in our hopes and intention to get cricket back on as soon as is safe and practical to do so," added ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley.

Following are the qualifiers that stand postponed:

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A – Asia - Host Kuwait; 16 – 21 April

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub- Regional Qualifier– Africa – Host South Africa; 27 April – 3 May

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 – Host Namibia; 20 – 27 April

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A – Europe - Host Spain; 16 - 22 May

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 - Host PNG; 9-16 June

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier C – Europe - Host Belgium; 10 - 16 June

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B – Asia - Host Malaysia; 26 June – 2 July

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B – Europe- Host Finland; 24 - 30 June

ICC postpones all qualifiers before June 30 amid coronavirus pandemic