List of international fixtures which can be affected if no cricket is played in 2020 due to Coronavirus pandemic

List of international fixtures which can be affected if no cricket is played in 2020 due to Coronavirus pandemic

Clearly, a lot of cricketing action will be missed this year.

ODI League

India
India. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The ODI league is scheduled to start on May 1 and will run till March 31, 2022. The competition would serve as a qualification tournament for the 2023 men’s World Cup, to be played in India. There would be 13 teams, including the 12 Test-playing countries along with the Netherlands, that play eight series over a two-year cycle on a home-and-away basis against mutually agreed opponents.

The ICC is yet to finalise the playing conditions for the league, which it is scheduled to do during the upcoming ICC Board meetings, scheduled over teleconference later this month. India will gain an automatic qualification for the competition for being the hosts and along with them, seven next-highest-ranked sides in the league as on March 31, 2022 will qualify directly too. The bottom five will get a second chance to make the grade through a qualifier.

Asia Cup

Pakistan Shoaib Akhtar
Pakistan. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Asia Cup is one of the biggest tournaments this year. The continental championship was set to be played in September with 6 best teams from Asia participating in it. It would have served as a preparatory tournament for October’s T20 World Cup in Australia. The six participating teams are India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.