Cricket: ICC plans for 2020 Men's T20, 2021 Women's ODI World Cups to go ahead

The International Cricket Council (ICC) insists planning for this year's men's Twenty20 World Cup and next year's women's 50-over World Cup will proceed, despite the coronavirus outbreak.

The ICC hosted a Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) meeting with the leaders of the 12 full member nations and three associate representatives to discuss the challenges they will face in the coming months.

The men's T20 World Cup is scheduled for Australia from October 18-November 15, while the women's World Cup in 2021 is scheduled for February 6-March 7 in New Zealand.

"The CEC was updated on the continuing contingency planning for all ICC global events, including the men's T20 World Cup 2020 and the women's World Cup 2021," the ICC said.

"Planning for both events, as currently scheduled, is ongoing."

Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts says it is working with the ICC, Government and the local organising committee to understand how the tournament can be conducted as scheduled.

"We are also jointly exploring all other options in relation to staging the event and will take the right decisions at the right time," Roberts says.

The CEC also agreed that the Future Tour Programme would need to be reviewed until 2023, after several bilateral series were postponed, due to the pandemic.