Kathmandu, June 24
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 series involving Scotland, Namibia and Nepal has been postponed due to the worsening Covid-19 crisis in Namibia, the international cricket governing body, International Cricket Confederation, says.
The ICC says the rising number of infections in the African country has impacted training preparations and the tightening of restrictions have reduced travel options. “This series – which forms part of League 2 which is two steps away from the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 – has been postponed to July 2022, after exploring options to also stage the event in Spain this summer which became infeasible,” the ICC statement reads.
“We tried our best to play the series, but the tightening of restrictions in Namibia left us with no alternative but to postpone the event,” ICC Head of Events Chris Tatley is quoted in the statement.
The event was scheduled to be held in Scotland in July 2021. Nepal had already begun preparations for the event.