The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to reschedule the remaining two series of the Men’s Cricket World Challenge League A due to the restrictions imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 situation.
The Men’s Cricket World Challenge League A is a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 slated to take place in India during the October-November window.
The final two series were to witness 30 List A matches. Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, and Vanuatu teams were to play the second and the third series in Canada and Malaysia, respectively. The Canada series, which was slated to take place between 15 and 28 August 2021, has been pushed to July/August 2022. On the other hand, the Malaysia series that was set to happen in 2022 will now take place during November/December 2021.
“We have been actively working on contingency planning with participating Members across all ICC World Cup pathways and as a result has rescheduled two more events,” ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley said.
“The two Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A series have been moved to provide Members with the best possible chance of hosting in line with current COVID-19 guidance and restrictions within their country. Our collective aim is to give all ICC pathway events the best possible chance of being played and for qualification to be determined on the field of play.
“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,” Tetley added.