Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday announced the postponement of the upcoming T20I series against West Indies which was scheduled to take place in October this year.
The decision was taken mutually by the Cricket Australia as well as Windies Cricket (WI) which would have served as a preparatory series for the ICC T20I World Cup.
Last month the ICC postponed this year’s T20I World Cup to the next year which formed the window for the IPL which will take place in UAE this year. The three-match T20I series between West Indies and Australia was slated to take place in Townsville, Cairns and the Gold Coast on October 4, 6 and 9 respectively.
The ICC also confirmed the postponement of the series as they posted:
— ICC (@ICC) August 4, 2020
Even Cricket Australia (CA) a statement after the postponement that read “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,”
Earlier, there were also some speculations that the limited-overs series comprising of three ODIs and as many T20Is between Australia and England in September could also be postponed. This would enable the players of both countries to participate in the IPL in UAE.
And since the T20I series between and Australia has been postponed, it also means that players of both the countries will be able to play in this year’s IPL.