Australia has postponed the series of three T20 internationals against West Indies to be held in October. The T20 matches were scheduled to be held in Townsville, Cairns and Gold Coast on October 4, 6 and 9 respectively. The series was being held to prepare for the T20 World Cup, but this prestigious tournament was postponed due to the global health crisis last month. And now the board of both the countries decided to postpone the T20 series as well.
Cricket Australia tweeted, “Together with West Indies Cricket, we have agreed to postpone the T20 series, which was to be held in Queensland in October.”
The board said, ‘This series was a preparation series for the ICC T20 World Cup and now it will be organized before the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in 2021 or 2022’. Top players from both countries will now take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) which will be held in the UAE from 19 September to 10 November.
Australia’s one-day international series against Zimbabwe was also postponed, which was to start on Sunday. Australia now have a limited overs tour of England in early September, but it remains to be seen if the series takes place.
Last week South Africa postponed the West Indies tour in September indefinitely, as its players would be busy in the IPL. The West Indies were hoping to host South Africa for a series of two Tests or five T20 Internationals in September.