Originally scheduled to take place in India in November 2016, the 2016 Blind World Twenty20 had been posted for two months with the event now scheduled to take place in January 2017.
The date was pushed back because of the death of Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) President S P Nagesh last month. Mahantesh G.K replaced S P Nagesh was President, and John David became CABI Secretary. These governance changes precipitated the need to change the dates. CABI made the request to the World Blind Cricket earlier this month for permission to change the dates, and were given it.
So far, the change in dates has not led to announcements by participating teams that they would withdraw from the competition. Pakistan Blind Cricket Council appears to have been consulted prior to the change, and they appear to still be scheduled to compete at the Indian hosted event.