The ongoing COVID-19 problem forced the ICC to postpone the second round of CWC Challenge League A, which was scheduled to start on March 16 in Malaysia. The six-team tournament is the second of three stages that constitute the two groups in the Challenge League-the third tier of the qualification ladder for the 2023 World Cup.
The ICC hopes that the 11-day event involving Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, and Vanuatu will be rescheduled for later in 2020.
The announcement follows the cancelation of the four nations women’s T20I series set to be played in Chiang Mai in April between Thailand, Ireland, the Netherlands and Zimbabwe and the identical postponement of Nepal’s Everest Premier League announced today.
“We tracked the situation very carefully and concluded that the best solution is to postpone the event due to the growing complexities of traveling between countries and the possible uncertainty surrounding teams returning home. I would really like to thank the Cricket Association of Malaysia as well as all the people involved for their contribution. The well-being of all participants is our top priority and we look forward to the event being held further this year” said Chris Tetley who is the ICC Head of Events