The final cricket Test was cancelled by India so the rescheduled IPL would not be jeopardised. Australia and NZ pulled out of the World Cup so the 2022 NRL season, which they are contractually committed to provide, would not be jeopardised.The ARU has comfimed the Wannabees Spring Tour to England, Scotland and Wales.
This fully confirms that the withdrawal from the 2021 RLWC was solely because the ARLC/ NRL Club/Gus and their NZRL lackeys just hate International Rugby league and Covoid was a convenient scapegoat. It was all about their precious 2022 season and Origin. Watch the fuss they make when 2022 RLWC rolls around...
Both decisions were about money. All business decisions are about money. You go the way that pays the bills.