Cricket Australia on Tuesday postponed the T20I series against West Indies which was originally scheduled to take place in October this year.
The decision of postponement was taken after a mutual agreement between the Cricket Australia (CA) and Windies Cricket (WI) with no exact schedule.
West Indies were scheduled to host the Australian side for a three-match T20 series at Townsville, Cairns and Gold Coast on October 4, 6 and 9 respectively.
The matches were supposed to serve as the warm-up games ahead of the ICC T20I World Cup in Australia. However, the ICC pushed the tournament to the next year.
“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 postponement of the series directly implies that the players of both the countries will now be available to participate in the IPL this year which is scheduled to take place in UAE.
After the IPL, the Australian cricket team will host India for four-match Test series followed by the limited-overs series at the end of the year.