The women's event, from July 3-19 in Sri Lanka, was to feature 10 teams -- the hosts, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, United States, West Indies, and Zimbabwe. Three out of these could have qualified for the World Cup in New Zealand next year.
"...after consultation with members and with the relevant government and public health authorities, the decision has been taken to postpone the qualifier to the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021 and the start of the qualification pathway to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022," an ICC press release stated.
The start of the journey to the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2022 was scheduled to begin with the European Regional Qualifier in Denmark between July 24 and 30.
The ICC will consult participating members to figure when these events can be staged.
ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: "In light of the continuing travel restrictions, global health concerns and government and public health authority advice we have decided to postpone two further upcoming qualifying events due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"The Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier and the Europe qualifier to the U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 have both been impacted. Well-being of players is paramount,” said Tetley.
"Our priority during this difficult period is to protect the well-being of players, coaches, officials, fans and the whole cricket community and we will take well-informed, responsible decisions..."
The two remaining ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Regional Qualifier Division 2 events are being monitored and kept under review.
The Africa event is due to take place in Tanzania between August 7 and 14 and the Asia event between December 1 and 9 in Thailand. The Division 1 events in all five regions are scheduled to take place in 2021.
Here is the list of major sports tournaments that get cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus pandemic:
|Major sports events affected by Coronavirus pandemic|
|Tokyo Olympics||Postponed to 2021|
|IPL 2020||Cancelled till further notice|
|India vs South Africa ODI series||Cancelled|
|Australia vs New Zealand (2nd and 3rd ODI)||Cancelled|
|Pakistan Super League||Suspended|
|England vs Sri Lanka Test series||Cancelled|
|Australia vs Bangladesh Test series||Postponed|
|Pakistan tour of The Netherlands||Postponed|
|Australia tour of England (limited-over cricket)||Postponed|
|West Indies tour of England||Postponed|
|The Hundred (Inaugural edition)||Postponed till 2021|
|World Cup in Shanghai||Cancelled|
|Thomas and Uber Cup finals||Postponed from May to Auguts 2020|
|All AITA tournaments||Cancelled|
|BNP Paribas Open||Cancelled|
|Monte Carlo Masters||Cancelled|
|French Open||Postponed to Sept 20-OCt 4|
|World Indoor Championships Nanjing||Postponed to March 2021|
|India's tour of Japan (Jr Women's Asia Cup)||Postponed|
|FIH Pro League||Suspended till June|
|New Delhi World Cup||postponed to May 5-12 and June 2-9|
|World Cup in Germany||Cancelled|
|Champions League||Suspended till further notice|
|Europa League||Suspended till further notice|
|EPL and FA Cup||Postponed till April 30|
|Euro 2020||Postponed to 2021|
|Copa America||postponed to 2021|
|Fifa U-17 Women's World Cup||Postponed|