DICC news update 02_Nov_2020


Date: - Monday 2nd November 2020

To: DICC Members and supporters  

Dear DICC Members and supporters,

DICC Members: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, USA and Zimbabwe 

Re: DICC update on its 10-year business plan 

I endeavour this letter to find you, family and friends all in good health in one of the most severe pandemics of modern history with over 46 million COVID-19 cases recorded worldwide to date. Whilst everyone must remain vigilant, we must also aspire our members and supporters for a mega event to look forward to help rebuild our lives again. 

In this light, with heavy heart, the DICC Executive Committee, have concluded with their business partners including hosts, marketing & broadcasting, that the DICC Cricket ODI World Cup will be postponed from November 2021 to February - March 2022 at the earliest date due to the uncertainty with increasing COVID-19 cases, quarantine regulations, increasing costs of social biospheres and the 12 month preparations required for a DICC World Cup. Rest be assured that DICC remains in negotiations with partners including ICC's Full and Associate members to host numerous DICC events in the short- and long-term future. 

DICC 10-year business plan

DICC Championship 2016

Pakistan (winner)

England (finalists)

ICC-Academy & Sharjah Stadium (UAE)

Star Sports Deaf-ICC T20 World Cup 2018

Sri Lanka (winner)

India (finalists)

Gurugram, (India) 

DICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2020

Postponed due to COVID-19


Dubai International Stadium & Ajman Oval (UAE)

DICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2022

Re-arranged from 2020


Public tender before the end of 2020

DICC T20 World Cup 2024



Public tender 2021 

DICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2026



Public tender 2022

DICC T20 World Cup 2028 (TBC) 



Public tender 2023

It's always good business practice to receive feedback from stakeholders and consumers so the DICC Executive Committee urges each of its 13 members to engage directly with the Executive Board especially as the AGM is postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic.

DICC is exploring new innovations and opportunities and would like to share further with its 13 members.  We have also received new expressions of interest from Cricket Association for Deaf (in) Qatar, to join our DICC membership list, Deaf Cricket Associations, ICC Full & Associate members are always most welcome to apply for DICC membership to continue the development of cricket for the most talented Deaf cricketers in the world.

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better”, George Orwell.

#keepsafe 🙏

Yours sincerely

Stefan Pichowski

DICC Chairman