The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced has announced that Scotland’s Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 matches due to take place in April have been postponed due to COVID-19.
The Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 is part of the qualification pathway for the Cricket World Cup 2023 in India and Scotland, who currently lie third in the qualification table, were due to play Papua New Guinea and Oman in a series in Papua New Guinea.
Cricket Scotland will now work with the ICC to find a new window in the calendar when the fixtures can be safely played. This must be done before February 2023.
Gus MacKay, CEO of Cricket Scotland said: “We have been working closely with the ICC over the last few weeks to try and find a solution which would allow these matches to be played, but unfortunately it has not been possible. While disappointed, we understand their decision, particularly in light of current COVID-19 travel restrictions which affect many of the countries involved.
“We will continue to discuss with the ICC and other nations how best to reschedule these matches. In the meantime our priority remains the wellbeing of players, coaches, officials and fans.”
Scotland’s men last played in December 2019 in a series agains the USA and UAE. The next series scheduled in the competition for July 2021 where Scotland are due to host Nepal and Namibia for six ODIs remains subject to change.