Tag: ICC Australia

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 postponed

Photo- ICC

- Windows for the next three ICC Men’s events agreed to support the rescheduling of bilateral
- ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 moved to October – November 2023 to allow longer
qualification period

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 20 JULY 2020: he International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

At today’s meeting of the IBC Board (the commercial subsidiary of the ICC), windows for the next three ICC men’s events were also agreed to bring clarity to the calendar and give the sport the best possible opportunity over the next three years to recover from the disruption caused by COVID-19.

The windows for the Men’s events are:

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be held October – November 2021 with the final on 14 November 2021
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be held October – November 2022 with the final on 13 November 2022
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held in India October – November 2023 with the final on 26 November 2023

The IBC Board agreed to continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation and assess all the information available in order to make a considered decision on future hosts to ensure the sport is able to stage safe and successful global events in 2021 and 2022.

The IBC Board will also continue to evaluate the situation in relation to being able to stage the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand in February next year. In the meantime, planning for this event continues as scheduled.

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “We have undertaken a comprehensive and complex contingency planning exercise and through this process, our number one priority has been to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in the sport.

“The decision to postpone the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was taken after careful consideration of all of the options available to us and gives us the best possible opportunity of delivering two safe and successful T20 World Cups for fans around the world.

“Our members now have the clarity they need around event windows to enable them to reschedule lost bilateral and domestic cricket. Moving the Men’s Cricket World Cup to a later window is a critical element of this and gives us a better chance of maintaining the integrity of the qualification process. This additional time will be used to reschedule games that might be lost because of the pandemic ensuring qualification can be decided on the field of play.

“Throughout this process, we have worked closely with our key stakeholders including governments, Members, broadcasters, partners and medical experts to enable us to reach a collective decision for the good of the game and our fans. I would like to thank everyone involved for their commitment to a safe return to cricket.”

The IBC is the ICC Business Corporation FZ LLC and is the commercial subsidiary of the ICC.
Small for site text stories

Semi-final line-up for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup confirmed

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE: The line-up for the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup has been confirmed after a gripping group stage came to an end. India, Group A toppers, will face England before Australia take on South Africa, the Group B toppers, in semi-finals starting at 3 pm and 7 pm respectively on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The line-up was confirmed when both the Proteas and West Indies were awarded a point after no play was possible due to rain in the group stage’s final game at Sydney Showground.

India was the only team to emerge from the groups with a perfect record and their clash with England is a re-run of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s and the 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final in Antigua, both of which were won by Heather Knight’s side.

Hosts Australia, having booked their place in the knockout stages with victory over New Zealand on Monday and placed second in Group A, face 2014 semi-finalists, South Africa.

The winners will go into the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 final, to be played on 8 March, International Women’s Day, at the MCG.

Australia have won the tournament four times and England won the inaugural edition back in 2009.

Tickets available at t20worldcup.com.


Greater levels of broadcast and digital coverage for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup than ever before


The International Cricket Council today announced the details of its broadcast and digital coverage plans for the ICC Women’s World T20 2020 in Australia giving cricket fans around the widest range of platforms ever for a women’s event.

- ICC TV will produce coverage from all 23 matches
- Live coverage accessible in over 200 territories carried by 15 Broadcast Partners
- Short form digital coverage available on ICC’s Facebook page

Building on the momentum from the first standalone ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2018, fans will now be able to connect with the tournament across a greater number of broadcast and digital platforms than ever before.

Star Sports, ICC’s Global Broadcast Partner, and its Broadcast Partners will bring coverage to fans across the world through live and highlights television coverage in close to 160 territories. Whilst the live digital coverage – simulcasts on mobile and other digital platforms like Hotstar in India and other parts of the world and channel apps such as Kayo in the host nation, will be available globally – in over 200 territories.

The 16 broadcast partners confirmed for the event include Star Sports (India and the rest of the Indian Sub-continent (including Sri Lanka)), Fox Sports (Australia), Channel 9 (Australia) Sky Sports (United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland), SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), Etisalat Criclife (United Arab Emirates), Willow TV (USA & Canada), Sky TV (New Zealand), PTV (Pakistan), ESPN (Caribbean), Gazi TV (Bangladesh), Radio Television Afghanistan (Afghanistan), Fox Networks Group (South East Asia), Digicel (Pacific Islands), Yupp TV (MENA, Continental Europe and Central Asia), Star Cricket (Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong).

Leading the charge in multi-language production, ICC’s Global Broadcaster, Star Sports, will broadcast all matches in English and India matches (excluding India v Sri Lanka) in five languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telegu and Kannada. For fans wishing to connect to the tournament via web or mobile platforms, all matches will be available on Hotstar.

Meanwhile, in the host country, Fox Sports will televise all matches live on Fox Sports Cricket or Fox Sports 5 supported by Kayo for digital viewers. Channel 9 will also carry coverage of all Australia matches, the Semi Finals and Final as well as six other tournament matches. (Please check local listings).

In Thailand, viewers can tune in and enjoy coverage of the nation competing in their first ever ICC Women’s T20 World Cup via Yupp TV’s platforms on Smart TVs, web and mobile.

Yupp TV will provide extensive global coverage to over 60 territories including Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Faroe Islands, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino and Vatican City, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. A list of licensees is available here.

Fans looking to catch up by short form, on demand coverage in India and the Indian Sub-continent (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and Afghanistan can watch via the ICC’s Facebook page. Post-match highlights will also be made available.

Elsewhere, in-match digital coverage and post-match highlights for fans in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, will be made available by the BBC (United Kingdom) and Spark Sport (New Zealand).

Globally, post-match highlights and a range of event features, media conferences and archive material will be available to view globally on the ICC’s Facebook page and Instagram account.

Digital fans can follow the tournament via the official T20 World Cup mobile App and t20worldcup.com website. You’ll have everything you need to know about the event including news, results and highlights for every game including exclusive behind-the-scenes content provided by our Digital Insider team featuring Ridhima Pathak, Alex Hartley and Neroli Meadows.

As ever, a range of content will also be delivered to the ICC and T20 World Cup Social media channels across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and TikTok and fans can join in the discussion by using the tournament hashtag #T20WorldCup.

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney says, “We are committed to the growth of the women’s game and giving more fans the chance to connect with this event on more platforms than ever before is how we supercharge that growth.

“Thanks to our global broadcast partner Star Sports, our licensees and Facebook, hundreds of millions of cricket fans around the world can enjoy watching the world’s best players competing for the title of ICC T20 world champions.”

ICC TV will produce the live coverage, which will see a minimum of 24 cameras at all venues. ICC TV will provide a fully-produced program which will allow broadcasters to transmit the matches without the need for a unilateral presentation set-up. A 30-minute pre-game build-up, an innings break show and a post-game wrap-up will be produced by ICC TV, in addition to the match coverage.

A host of World Cup winners, cricket legends and prominent broadcasters will grace the commentary team including Charlotte Edwards, Michael Clarke, Mel Jones, Isa Guha, Nasser Hussain, Lisa Sthalekar, Debbie Hockley, Ian Bishop, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Natalie Germanos, Anjum Chopra and Alan Wilkins.

Melanie Jones: “The cricket world is about to be mesmerized by the Women’s T20 World Cup and as hosts and lovers of sport, Australia can’t wait to play its part in supporting sporting history. Having been a part of every T20 World Cup so far, I can confidently say this will be the most competitive, the most skillful and most entertaining tournament to date. To be part of a world-class broadcast team is just as exciting as watching the world’s best cricketers go to the next level.”

Charlotte Edwards: “The enthusiasm for the Women’s T20 World Cup is palpable among the players and fans and I am sure we will have a sensational tournament down under. I look forward to my stint with the microphone, and I expect to watch some great cricket too. This is a chance for the players to not only make their mark on the world stage but to further lift the profile of women’s cricket itself.”

Nasser Hussain: “Women’s cricket has been on an upswing and this event is sure to capture the attention of fans the world over. There are several exciting players in the fray and seeing recent results, I feel the field is wide open. I can’t wait to get to Australia to watch this top-class women’s event, and work on it too.”

Isa Guha: “This World Cup is set to be bigger and better than ever, including record attendance at the final at the MCG on International Women’s Day. I cannot wait to see the players deliver some spectacular performances.”

Ian Bishop: “I look forward to seeing how the 2020 edition drives the women’s game forward and into a new dimension. Most of all, I think we are all intrigued to find out which team will prevail and be crowned the champions of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.”

Source: ICC Media Zone