The inaugural ACA Africa T20 Cup, scheduled to begin at Nairobi in 10 day’s time, has become the latest cricket tournament to be called off owing to the ongoing global Novel Coronavirus pandemic. The tournament, which was to have featured hosts Kenya along with Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Cameroon, Malawi, and Botswana, has been postponed indefinitely as part of the Kenyan government’s efforts to avoid the spread of the virus.
The decision to postpone the event is taken by the Kenyan authorities in consultation with the Africa Cricket Board thereby makes this tournament the latest in a series of events to be called off due to the spread of novel COVID-19.
To date, the most high-profile of these has been the BCB’s celebratory centenary games between two invitational Asia and World XIs which were likewise postponed today along with Nepal’s Everest Premier League which was put on hold last week, and the second round of the ICC’s CWC Challenge League Group A, which had been slated to begin in Kuala Lumpur this week.
Not only this but the ongoing epidemic has also resulted in the withdrawal of Thailand Women’s T20 quadrangular series that was scheduled to be commenced in the Netherlands, Ireland and Zimbabwe in Bangkok earlier this month, whilst English counties Lancashire and Worcestershire are understood to have scrapped plans for pre-season warm-up tours to South Africa and the UAE.
Let’s see along with these tournaments been called off whether the IPL governing council will take the decision to postpone the IPL 2020 match which was scheduled to kick-start on 29 March 2020!