The upcoming ACA Africa T20 Cup, due to start in 10 days ‘ duration at Nairobi, has been the latest cricket tournament to be canceled due to the current global outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus. The event, that was to have hosts in Kenya along with Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Cameroon, Malawi, and Botswana, was postponed as part of the Kenyan Government’s orders.
The decision taken by the Kenyan authorities in coordination with the Africa Cricket Board to postpone the event renders the tournament to be the latest in a sequence of events to be called off because of the crisis. To date, the highest-profile of these have been the celebratory 100-year-old games of the BCB between Asia and World XIs, which were also postponed today alongside Nepal’s Everest Premier League, which had been temporarily suspended last week, and the second round of the ICC’s CWC Challenge League Group A, which was expected to begin this week in Kuala Lumpur.
The current global epidemic also saw Thailand call off a quadrangular women’s T20 series that could see the Netherlands, Ireland, and Zimbabwe in Bangkok early this month, while the British counties of Lancashire and Worcestershire agree that arrangements for pre-season warm-up tours to South Africa and the UAE have been scrapped.