The two remaining collection of the Men’s World Cup Challenge League A, which varieties a part of the qualifying pathway to the 2023 showpiece ODI occasion in India, have been rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport’s governing physique ICC mentioned on Thursday.
The World Cup Challenge League A was scheduled to see the remaining 30 List A matches performed within the ultimate two collection of the competitors.
Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu had been because of play the second collection in Canada between August 15 and 28 and the third collection was scheduled in Malaysia in 2022.
The Malaysia occasion has been introduced ahead to November/December, whereas the Canada collection was pushed again to July/August subsequent yr.
“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,” ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley mentioned in a launch.
“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.”
Canada at present lead Singapore on internet run price with each groups on eight factors within the standings.
The high group on the end result of the competitors will safe one of many six locations within the World Cup Qualifier Play-Off to be held in 2023, alongside the desk topper in Challenge League B and the underside 4 groups within the CWC League 2.
The choice to reschedule each collection was taken because of ongoing restrictions and suspension of sporting actions as a part of the ICC”s complete contingency planning of COVID-19.
Following in depth session with members, related authorities and public well being authorities, it was determined the very best alternative for international locations to host and for qualification to be decided on the sphere of play was to reschedule.
“We will continue to monitor and assess all events across our pathway structures with the ICC”s precedence persevering with to be to guard the well-being of gamers, coaches, officers and followers,” Tetley mentioned.