The ICC has announced the postponement of the second Cricket World Cup Challenge League B due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: “With ongoing international travel restrictions and global health concerns still in place and on government and public health authority advice in relation to COVID-19 we have decided in partnership with Members, to postpone two further qualifying series which form part of the pathway to the World Cup in 2023.

“Series nine of League 2 which was to be hosted in Scotland and the second series of Challenge League B due to take place in Uganda have both been impacted. We will now work with hosts and Members to find a window where they can be safely and practically rescheduled. The ICC’s priority continues to be to protect the well-being of players, coaches, officials, fans and the whole cricket community.”

The Cricket World Cup Challenge League B was due to take place in Uganda between 3 and 13 August, the 15 matches were scheduled to take place in the second League B event of the competition which involved the hosts, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey and Kenya.

The ICC will work with all participating Members to identify when both series - which form part of the World Cup 2023 qualification process - will be able to be staged.