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Three T20 World Cup European qualifiers cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Three T20 World Cup European qualifiers cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier, due to be hosted in Canada between 17 and 23 July, involving the hosts, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Panama and the USA, has been postponed due to government and travel restrictions

Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav deserve to be part of India's T20 World Cup squad, says VVS Laxman
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Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav deserve to be part of India's T20 World Cup squad, says VVS Laxman

Ishan and Suryakumar made dream starts to their international careers with the former smashing a 32-ball 56 on debut and the latter scoring 57 off 31 balls and a 17-ball 32 in the fourth and fifth T20Is against England in the recently-concluding series.

India vs England: Virat Kohli-led hosts favourites for ICC T20 World Cup, say Mike Atherton, Michael Vaughan
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India vs England: Virat Kohli-led hosts favourites for ICC T20 World Cup, say Mike Atherton, Michael Vaughan

The ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October and November this year, with the hosts going in as the favourites.

India vs England: Rohit Sharma says hosts not seeing upcoming series as dress rehearsal for T20 World Cup
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India vs England: Rohit Sharma says hosts not seeing upcoming series as dress rehearsal for T20 World Cup

India have picked some fresh faces for the series while resting lead pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the team looks to build on their preparations for the showpiece event.

Rishabh Pant needs to be given longer rope with Team India in T20s, says VVS Laxman
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Rishabh Pant needs to be given longer rope with Team India in T20s, says VVS Laxman

Pant has been in terrific form in Tests and played a key role in India's win in Sydney and Brisbane against Australia and the fourth Test against England in Ahmedabad.

On This Day: MS Dhoni leads India to maiden World T20 win with memorable triumph over Pakistan
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On This Day: MS Dhoni leads India to maiden World T20 win with memorable triumph over Pakistan

The Indian cricket team, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, won the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup on this day 13 years back.

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor says he is 'not sure' about playing 2021 T20 World Cup in India
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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor says he is 'not sure' about playing 2021 T20 World Cup in India

Taylor, who had become the first New Zealand player to play 100 T20Is in February this year during a series against India, will turn 37 when India hosts the 2021 T20 World Cup.

BCCI, Cricket Australia to discuss on swapping T20 World Cups during Friday's virtual ICC board meeting
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BCCI, Cricket Australia to discuss on swapping T20 World Cups during Friday's virtual ICC board meeting

It is expected that Cricket Australia will like to host the T20 World Cup in October 2021 as it had already started preparations and wouldn't like to wait for two years but BCCI also doesn't want to forego its right to host the tournament in 2021.

Cricket Australia postpones three-match home T20I series against West Indies
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Cricket Australia postpones three-match home T20I series against West Indies

It was supposed to be a warm-up series ahead of the T20 World Cup but with the showpiece event being postponed last month due to the global health crisis, the two cricket boards decided to postpone it.

Bangladesh mull rescheduling Sri Lanka tour in October following World Cup postponement
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Bangladesh mull rescheduling Sri Lanka tour in October following World Cup postponement

The Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh series was originally scheduled in July-August but had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic which also derailed the World Cup which was to begin on 18 October.

ICC postpones 2020 men's T20 World Cup by one year, giving BCCI bigger window to host IPL
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ICC postpones 2020 men's T20 World Cup by one year, giving BCCI bigger window to host IPL

The development was confirmed by the ICC through an official media release, in which it cited the COVID-19 outbreak as the reason behind the postponement.

Inzamam-ul-Haq says questions will be raised if IPL is held in place of T20 World Cup
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Inzamam-ul-Haq says questions will be raised if IPL is held in place of T20 World Cup

The ICC is yet to decide the fate of the T20 World Cup in Australia which is scheduled to take place from 18 October to 15 November.

'There's no rush to make a decision': Australia pacer Kane Richardson backs ICC's decision to defer verdict on T20 World Cup
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'There's no rush to make a decision': Australia pacer Kane Richardson backs ICC's decision to defer verdict on T20 World Cup

Australia pacer Kane Richardson on Thursday backed the International Cricket Committee (ICC) for deferring the decision on the fate of this year''s T20 World Cup, saying it was important to give as much time possible to take make the right call.

IPL 2020: BCCI has every right to hold tournament if T20 World Cup is postponed, says Michael Holding
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IPL 2020: BCCI has every right to hold tournament if T20 World Cup is postponed, says Michael Holding

West Indies pace legend Michael Holding feels the BCCI has every right to hold the Indian Premier League later this year if the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia is postponed.

Wasim Akram says ICC should wait for a suitable time to host T20 World Cup
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Wasim Akram says ICC should wait for a suitable time to host T20 World Cup

Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram cannot visualise a T20 World Cup happening behind closed doors and believes the ICC should wait for a "suitable time" to host the big-ticket event after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kiren Rijiju says India not in position to host any international event in immediate future
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Kiren Rijiju says India not in position to host any international event in immediate future

Rijiju's statement gain greater significance in the context of the suspended IPL, which the BCCI wants to host in October-November in case the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed.

Former Australia captain Mark Taylor says T20 World Cup's likely postponement will open door for IPL
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Former Australia captain Mark Taylor says T20 World Cup's likely postponement will open door for IPL

Former Australia captain Mark Taylor feels eventually this year's ICC T20 World Cup would be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, opening the doors for BCCI to host lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) in that time slot.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia batsman Chris Lynn feels hosting T20 World Cup could be a 'logistical nightmare'
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia batsman Chris Lynn feels hosting T20 World Cup could be a 'logistical nightmare'

Hard-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn has poured cold water on the nation’s hopes of hosting the Twenty20 World Cup in October and November, saying it would be a logistical nightmare due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rohit Sharma feels India should be able to win two out of the three upcoming World Cups
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Rohit Sharma feels India should be able to win two out of the three upcoming World Cups

India limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma wants his team to win at least two out of the next three World Cups and says the management is making a conscious effort to give young players adequate chances to prove themselves.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia captain Aaron Finch says he is prepared for postponement of T20 World Cup
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia captain Aaron Finch says he is prepared for postponement of T20 World Cup

Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch feels the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic might lead to a postponement of this year's T20 World Cup by up to three months.