MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday it had agreed with Cricket West Indies (CWI) to postpone the Twenty20 series against the Car­ibbeans scheduled in October.

Australia were to host West Indies in three matches in Queensland ahead of the T20 World Cup, which has been postponed by the International Cricket Council because of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

“In light of this development, and given the preference to host the warm-up three-match T20 series against the West Indies to coincide with the rescheduled T20 World Cup in Australia [which will take place in either 2021 or 2022], it has been agreed to postpone the matches,” CA said in a statement.

The series will be take place ahead of the T20 World Cup, on dates yet to be decided in either 2021 or 2022.

Australia postponed a proposed two-Test tour of Bangladesh in June which was part of the ICC’s World Test Championship and are working on rescheduling a delayed tour to England for limited overs matches in September.

Published in Dawn, August 5th, 2020