T20 series between Australia and the West Indies has been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic as Australia is still affected by the coronavirus.
The series between Australia and West Indies was planned as warm-up matches for the T20 World Cup but the series does not serve any purpose as there is no T20 World Cup going to happen. The T20 World cup was postponed by ICC which was due in October-November in Australia.
According to the official statement from Cricket Australia, “In light of this development… it has been agreed to postpone the matches,”
However, the boards will reschedule the series when the T20 World Cup dates will announce.
Australia is still struggling to cope with the second wave of coronavirus that’s why Australian borders are still closed for foreigners and if someone is coming to the country then it is mandatory to undergo 14 days in quarantine.
While slamming the door for a less profitable series against West Indies, Cricket Australia opened the door for a profitable series against India which is due in December-January. A four test match series is scheduled to play at the end of the year 2020.
Afghanistan’s first ever test match against Australia which was also scheduled in November is also under corona shadow, and there is no possibility of whether it will happen or not.
The Australia West Indies cancelled series paves way for IPL
However, by calling off the T20 series between Australia and West Indies now the players can play IPL which is expected to start on September 19 in UAE. The final of the event will be played on November 8.
There will be three grounds available in the UAE, Dubai International Stadium, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, and Sharjah Ground. In order to provide training facilities to teams, the BCCI will be renting ICC academic grounds for training.