India will host the 2021 T20 World Cup while Australia will conduct this year’s postponed edition in 2022, the ICC announced after its board meeting, straightening out a schedule that got messy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s edition had to bee postponed because of the pandemic spread, which has severely impacted all sports calendars internationally.
“The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that the T20 World Cup 2020 that was postponed due to COVID-19 will be held in Australia in 2022. India will host the T20 World Cup 2021 as planned,” the ICC stated in a press release.
The global body also confirmed that next year’s women’s ODI World Cup in New Zealand has been postponed until February-March 2022 because of the pandemic.
“BCCI were never keen to host the 2022 event which would have meant that they had to host back to back ICC events including the 50-over World Cup in 2023”. said ICC Board member.