List of cricket series cancelled/postponed due to coronavirus

List of cricket series cancelled/postponed due to coronavirus

There are also clouds over the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Australian team
Australian team. (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The coronavirus pandemic has spewed venom even on sporting events across the globe. Even as public gatherings are being put to hold, some games are being played behind closed doors. A number of cricket series have either been postponed or cancelled. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is currently taking place, but the coronavirus has forced a number of foreign players to back out.

The matches are played in front of the empty stands. Peshawar Zalmi, one of the franchises in the PSL, played without their foreign players in their previous league match against Multan Sultans at the National Stadium in Karachi. But despite the wrath of the virus, a few of the foreign players, including Cameron Delport, Ben Dunk, Phillip Salt, Darren Sammy have stayed back.

The Chappell-Hadlee series between New Zealand and Australia was also cancelled after a solitary ODI at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). During the series, fast bowlers Kane Richardson and Lockie Ferguson were quarantined, but their tests for coronavirus came out as negative.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also postponed the cash-rich much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) from March 29 to April 15 as a ‘precautionary measure’ against the deadly coronavirus. The Indian government also cancelled visas except employment and diplomatic ones.

Here’s a list of postponed/cancelled cricket series due to coronavirus

Cancelled

Sheffield Shield in Australia

New Zealand tour of Australia 2020

MCC vs Essex match in Galle

Netherlands tour of Namibia

Surrey and Worcestershire cancel pre-season tours

Postponed

IPL postponed from March 29 to April 15

India vs South Africa ODI series

Road Safety World Series

England tour of Sri Lanka 2020

World Cup League 2 series in Florida

World XI v Asia XI matches in Bangladesh

Everest Premier League in Nepal

Australia Women’s tour of South Africa

Irani Cup and India domestic tournaments on hold

Cricket in West Indies remains suspended from March 16 for a minimum of 30 days

Others

IPL 2020 likely to take place behind closed doors

Karachi PSL games to be played behind closed doors

10 overseas players depart from PSL and four days pruned off the T20 tournament

Chennai Super Kings suspend training camp early and send players home

World Cricket Committee meeting in Colombo cancelled