Cricket Australia postpones T20 series against West Indies
The prescheduled T20 series between Australia and the West Indies in early October has officially been postponed. With the second phase of community contamination of the COVID-19 pandemic that has created chaos with the international schedule.
Australia and Windies had been scheduled to play matches in Townsville, Cairns and the Gold Coast on October 4, 6 and 9 respectively. The series was said to be the warm-up for the Men’s T20 World Cup, which was scheduled to start on October 18.
With both Australia and the Windies wanting the series to coincide with a rescheduled World Cup in Australia in 2021 or 2022 due to World Cup postponed last month due to the pandemic. Therefore, T20 campaign has also been put on hold.
Not only this , as the leading T20 players from both countries are instead set to play in the rescheduled Indian Premier League. Therefore , the series won’t get fruitful from the considering perspective. Besides this, due to the chaotic IPL schedule, Australia’s three-match T20 series against India, another World Cup warm-up scheduled for October 11-17, still on the verge of smoge.
The three matches in Australia’s women’s ODI series against New Zealand are scheduled. It was said to held the men’s match against the Windies was to be played. The dates and venues for that series remain unchanged at this stage.
Meanwhile, Australia is expected to be a limited-overs tour of England in early September.